Accidental Jnr is back, this time with a new addition to its roster, signing the Brazilian Italian DJ/producer Cyrana for her debut release. Architect and artist, Cyrana Matzenbâcher started her musical journey at a young age on guitar, keyboards and voice. Based out of Santa Maria (South Brazil), but travelling a lot around America and Europe recently taking in the sounds of New York City, Miami, Valencia, Berlin, and Milan.
“Plekkie” means "place" in the afrikaans language and this her debut EP officially marks out her individual place in the world of electronic music. The EP opens with “Bruin” (brown) a hypnotic cyclical bassline that rides out over some four-on-the-floor. “Pienk” (pink), turns to a more melodic low key house undertaking that manages to be both cinematic and uplifting whilst pulling focus to the fundamentals of minimal dance music. The jagged edges of “Rooi” (red) breaks with the 4/4 trajectory and closes the EP in the most abstract way, tapping into Cyrana’s affection for a bit of rock and metal influence.
Cyrana’s own paintings make up the artwork for the release, the synergy between them and the music is evident - clean, sincere and direct.
Seldom does a project grab my attention from the jump, keep it, and then when the music stops makes me wonder what just happened. I love the energy on Voyager, the claps that mingle melodically with drums on Deff, the twirling twinkles on Elliptical Footsteps, the soothing tones and voice on Ronda that guides us to Falafalus where the voice joins bells, keys, and nature sounds to conclude a seamless journey of bliss. Neinzer pulls off a feat of magic here with something that's more than music. Edward
Now, another example that Music with capital letters was created in Africa. I can't thank Kenny Dixon Jr enough for another outstanding piece of art rooted in the deepest and most ancient of expressions. What a reinterpretation of funk and disco! alexlaragarcia