Greek producer Moderator has released some stellar albums in the past such as 2018’s Sinner’s Syndrome. His eclectic, lively and non-stop hectic beats bring so much life and energy to his soundscape.
The 12 track album is full of crazy and fun moments. It kicks off with the cinematic “Ararat Valley,” a percussion and synth-heavy track that takes inspiration from Middle Eastern melodies and boom-bap hip-hop. The thumping beat is complemented by flutes and subtle guitar leads and basslines. “Spice Lahore” features heavy percussion throughout that sound lively and wonderful. “Mr. Sotos” features more subtle percussion with keys and an old school vocal sample, while “Girl from Alishan” features a classic groovy sample that I’ve heard being sampled in other tracks. It’s playful and eclectic vocal sample is backed by infectious basslines that just sound incredible throughout. “Victor’s Bossa” is another playful and wonderful bossa nova groove, while “Balkan Eros” closes the album out with a moody, synth-heavy track that reps the sound of the Balkans beautifully. Overall, The Mosaics is a cohesive and engaging album that captures a soulful and fantastic old school vibe throughout.
Listen to Moderator’s fantastic new album The Mosaics below via Bandcamp and don’t forget to support! Released via Melting Records.