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Pyramid: The Phoenix [EP Review]

Words by Jacqui Wonder.   

Pyramid is back with his fourth EP The Phoenix and it is giving off seriously happy vibes; funky, theatrical electric guitar and bass riffs alongside Labyrinth-like instrumentals are reminiscent of fellow Frenchmen Kavinsky and Daft Punk are easily the hallmark of the EP.

A dramatic introduction on lead single ‘Astral’ is stretched right out and maintains momentum by evolving the melody with various lines of synth, electric guitar and keys. You can hear funk, nu-disco and rock influences in there which all combine for a seriously addictive and dancey tune.

Chemical Brothers Galvanize-esque vocals, courtesy of Willy Wesly feature on the EPs title-track and its accompanying remixes. The way the track starts you expect it to descend into a similar kind of madness to ‘Galvanize’, but from the ashes (pardon the pun) keys and background vocals lift the track into an upbeat, sunny day kind of funk.

The Phoenix EP also features a downright dreamy track in ‘Lunar Ghosts’ and the aforementioned two dancefloor ready mixes of ‘The Phoenix’ by Blende and Lifelike; I’m sure we’ll be hearing plenty more from this Frenchman.

Rating: ★★★

The Phoenix EP is out now via French label Kitsuné who have supplied the below minimix to tantalise your senses.

Pick up a copy of The Phoenix EP now from iTunes.

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