Label veteran and versatile chillout & downtempo producer, Manu Zain, is back with a brand new 4-track EP, entitled "Don't Give Yourself Away."
The title cut, "Don't Give Yourself Away," takes off with several intriguing rhodes sounds, soon to be replaced by haunting, yet subtle percussion layers. In the background, soothing pads build up to the break, in which we witness the addition of even more tranquil rhodes melodies.
In "Lou-Lou," a stunning atmosphere is quickly established, including captivating guitar riffs, background pads, and lovely pluck melodies. As the song progresses, subtle percussion elements emerge, and the various melodic layers build up and combine in perfect unison.
"Precious" takes off with a truly captivating soundscape, which features deep bassline notes, myriad melodic layers, and well-structured percussion elements. The different melodies spellbind the listener, making it an indelible aural experience.
Delayed piano strokes introduce "Last Train," and captivating pad layers and a frisky beat take over soon thereafter. Hypnotizing synth notes emerge in the break, brilliantly followed up by a variety of distinctive pad sounds in the background.