With an almost lightning-fast Kickstarter campaign* in its tail-lights, Edinburgh’s Hobbes Music label follows up the success of Jacksonville’s ace FON EP and Gaming’s quirky (and no less ace) debut album, Scenes From A Deserted City with a new release from Leonidas & Hobbes, the label’s 15th release.
Leonidas & Hobbes make a timely return with Aranath EP, 3 years after Web Of Intrigue (from 3rd EP The Rags Of Time) was voted No. 1 in Bill Brewster's 2017 DJ History poll. Delivering a follow-up to many people’s 2017 summer anthem has been something of a protracted process, not least due to Covid and the 400 miles between them.
Aranath features the hugely talented multi-instrumentalist Riad Abji and his virtuoso cello & tanpura raga, which inspired the duo to create 4 mixes, combining Riad's Eastern lament with classic house and ambient techno. The full release is complemented by the tropical flavours of Into It and Out Of It**. The previously unreleased ambient mix of Web of Intrigue rounds off what can certainly be described as a 'deep' release.
The sleeve art was inspired by a 19th Century Indian Jain painting and created over the course of many obsessive evenings at the height of lockdown (as was some of the audio). Needless to say, the whole project has helped to keep everyone sane through these crazy months..
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Artist Leonidas & Hobbes Label Hobbes Music Music Format General Vinyl Music Format Specific 12" Genre Ambient / New Age, Electronic, House Release Date 16 Apr 2021 Track 1 Position A1 Track 1 Title Into It Track 1 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/HM015/A1.-Into-It.mp3 Track 2 Position A2 Track 2 Title Aranatha (ft. Riad Abji) Track 2 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/HM015/A2.-Aranatha.mp3 Track 3 Position B1 Track 3 Title Aranath (ft. Riad Abji) Track 3 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/HM015/B1.-Aranath.mp3 Track 4 Position B2 Track 4 Title Web of Intrigue (Long Haul Mix) Track 4 Preview URL https://usolnaudiopreviews.s3.eu-west-2.amazonaws.com/HM015/B2.-Web-of-Intrigue-Long-Haul-Mix.mp3 Track 5 Position No Track 5 Title No Track 5 Preview URL No Track 6 Position No Track 6 Title No Track 6 Preview URL No Track 7 Position No Track 7 Title No Track 7 Preview URL No Track 8 Position No Track 8 Title No Track 8 Preview URL No Track 9 Position No Track 9 Title No Track 9 Preview URL No Track 10 Position No Track 10 Title No Track 10 Preview URL No Track 11 Position No Track 11 Title No Track 11 Preview URL No Track 12 Position No Track12 Title No Track 12 Preview URL No