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REVIEW: FORMA – The Peak EP is out now via MEIOSIS

Championing hypnotic modular soundscapes and avant-garde analogue experimentation, Juan Hansen, Pablo Bursztyn and Rocio Giorgi’s FORMA live project has served as a breath of fresh air within the world of vocal electronica. Releasing their critically acclaimed Hollow EP in July 2021 off the back of a spellbinding live performance for MUTEK Festival, the Argentinian three-piece outfit now returns to Berlin-based imprint MEIOSIS with the stunning new extended player, The Peak. Proving its cinematic worth prior to the official release, the EP title track was cherry picked for the new season of US TV series “Power Book” and has now become a hotly-tipped collaboration that’s already graced the ears of millions.

Expertly executed from start to finish, the three-part opus showcases a new scope of work for the trailblazing act, with flawless composition and a distinct cross-pollination of musical references putting them head and shoulders above the rest. Serving as a relatively new voice to the live electronic scape, FORMA’s The Peak EP is another immaculate representation of their continued flourishing success and unrivalled authenticity.

The result is a EP very much in the vein of the philosophy that has characterized him throughout his career, but executed with coherence and synchronicity that seems to come out of a mathematical formula. FORMA consolidates itself with this album with a more refined sound, but also raised from a creative point of view necessary to avoid falling into drowsiness or boredom, to which the genre was tending due to inertia. From each note emerges a cluster of harmonic and melodic beauty, where the sounds evolve as we approach the central corpus of the theme, maintaining a constant rhythm, which makes us keep our feet on the ground, while the rest of the sounds free us and shoot us to the beyond

The Peak is a rarity that connects this producer with new sounds, but without losing its festive essence, where the differences between musical styles and eras mix and harmonize, with tremendous lightness. FORMA has shown us once again, because in murky times, good music is not only made of electronic darkness.

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