Beth Lydi brings her first solo release to Desert Hearts records in the form of ‘Windy Pipes.’ The two tracker marks her second outing with the label, following her debut on its ‘Family & Friends Vol. 4’ compilation.
Both sides of ‘Windy Pipes’ speak to the off-kilter, tech-fueled sound that Lydi has cultivated over her years in the studio. The EP’s title opener features call-and-response synth harmonies and a wide array of futuristic sound effects sprinkled subtly throughout to create an engaging listening experience that requires repeats to catch all of its elements. Adding to the madness, “Paper Shark” features an even larger selection of sound effects, which come together to form its backbone. Erring more toward a minimal direction, the piece additionally finds power in its stuttered synth burts and brief vocal clips that help drive the piece along to the finish line.
The Berlin-based Beth Lydi wears many hats in the music industry. Aside from her production work and globe-spanning tour life, the self described “workaholic with a butterfly image” can be found running SNOE alongside Andreas Henneberg whilst also dipping her toes in artist management via German agency Plantage 13. On the side, she’s immersed in the world dance music journalism as a writer at Decoded Magazine. ‘Windy Pipes’ arrives two months after her ‘Funk on the Dancefloor’ EP on SNOE, which received heavy praise from her fanbase.
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