Trulz & Robin - Dance Music Therapy Vol. 2 (Cymasonic Recordings)

Trulz & Robin’s Dance Music Therapy EP Vol. 2 is the second release in a series of EP’s including remixes for Cymasonic Recordings. These guys have been around the Oslo techno scene for over a decade with a healthy discography to show for it. Also hailing from Norway’s capital city and sharing affiliation through the Planet Noise catalog, Ost & Kjex (Diynamic, Crosstown Rebels) take up the remix duties this time. Labeled a rework - although it could have easily been the original - their version of “The Clearing” comes in the form of an emotional vocal postcard from a parallel universe of falsetto singing Norwegian house-heroes. Melodic chimes and acid grooves swallow the listener whole, not to be seen again until the end. Trulz & Robin follow with three originals. “Midnight Cowboy” makes for a minimal trip through the rodeo of space and time, at points bringing to mind fellow Scandinavians Minilogue. With a strong Detroit pulse to it, “Daylight” features lively analogue sounding synth work wavering and winding above a gritty bass line. Experimental percussion and effects join the foray on “Beneath the Surface” while heavily resonating melodies create an active ambience for the release’s final cut.

Dance Music Therapy proves to be an apt title as each track is strongly emotive, but also physically engaging - sure to spread from Oslo into dance floor sessions the world over.

Peter Kruder (G-Stone / Kruder & Dorfmeister) - “Looove the Ost & Kjex remix. Great vibe. I will play this!”
Tensnake - “Epic Ost & Kjex of ‘The Clearing!’”
Nick Warren - “Stunning release … very cool, indeed.”
Sunshine Jones (Dubtribe) - “Beautiful.”
Colin Dale (Abstrakt Dance) - “A really cool EP … lush sounds.”
Kruse & Nuernberg - “‘The Clearing’ is beautiful!”
Diz (Iz & Diz / Vizual) - “Nice all the way ’round!”
Q-Burns Abstract Message - “This whole single is fantastic. The Ost & Kjex rework is indeed a wonder, but the three originals are just as strong. ‘Beneath The Surface’ is especially juicy.”
Chris Fortier - “Very nice vibe on all the tracks.”
Ali Herron (OOFT!) - “The Ost & Kjex Rework is rather nice.”
Discodromo (CockTail d’Amore) - “Solid release. I love the Ost & Kjex rework and ‘Beneath The Surface.’”
Chloe (Kill The DJ / Karat) - “Nice release, and very nice remix by Ost & Kjex.”
Chris Todd (Crazy P / Hot Toddy) - “‘The Clearing’ is amazing … nice EP.”
diskJokke (Full Pupp / Smalltown Supersound) - “Great stuff!”
Sumsuch (Colour and Pitch) - “Beautifully produced - beguiling and compelling - simply a fantastic release.”
Jarle Bråthen (Full Pupp / Ytre Rymden Dan) - “This is fantastic … full support!”
Al Bradley (3am Recordings) - “Superb stuff right across this EP. The two standouts for me are ‘Midnight Cowboy’ and the wicked undulating bass flow of ‘Daylight.’”
Adam Warped (Whiskey Pickle) - “Enjoying these very much … it’s like a soundtrack from a far away future world.”
Leri Ahel (Mutant Disco Radio Show) - “I love all four tracks. Brilliant release.”
DJ Morpheus (Lysergic Factory) - “I love everything in here … it’s all cracking stuff. The most welcome return of Trulz & Robin!”

Available now from Beatport and Juno Download.