Sulitkveteba EP by Hamatsuki

Bassiani resident Hamatsuki lands on Apnea Records with three acid-infused house tracks with the release of the Sulitkveteba EP.

Sulitkveteba EP by Hamatsuki Photo by Hamatsuki/Apnea Records

After a busy year releasing records from E.R.P., Hieroglyphic Being, and Kyle Hall, the Spanish Apnea imprint closes out 2023 with a three-tracker from Tbilisi’s Hamatsuki. Kicking off the release, the Georgian Bassiani resident reissues "Sea Of Nothingness," originally released on the local Dream Machine Records. Sustained lo-fi pads guide the way across misty waters, gated vocals echoing like sirens as cosmic swells of acid permeate its nearly eight-minute run-time.

"Sea Of Nothingness" then makes way for two cuts from Hamatsuki’s self-released 2021 "Oldies" album, starting with "Dance And Cry." It’s a vibrant trip through mythical mountain forests, complete with saturated arpeggio melodies, subtle percussion, and weighty bass bursts, before the title track, "Sultikveteba," closes out this vinyl-only collage of re-releases.

Hamatsuki’s "Sultikveteba" sees the Fantastic Planet and Mind Controller Rectifier artist embark on an evocative journey boasting crunchy low-end, hypnotic vocals and warm melodies, carefully laid out over its stripped-back rhythm and dropping the curtain on this hugely versatile EP brimming with feeling.

Hamatsuki - Sulitkveteba EP
Release Date 11th December 2023
Label Apnea Records

A1. Sea Of Nothingness
A2. Dance And Cry
B1. Sulitkveteba

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