“Neptun (Heading for Something)” (by Minus)
This EP has its roots in the most contemporary, trendy yet not necessarily the most used genres: it flows from wonky hip hop to hauntology. Relying heavily on sampling, the EP succeeds in being a very personal (and thus, original) piece of work that attempts to capture what makes each of us unique, things like personal memories and the places we have grown in. Its sound circles basically 2 cities, Constanta, major Romanian town by the sea side, and Bucharest, our beloved capital city. More than a geographical location, Minus' release also focuses on a specific time frame, the years between 1990 and 2010.
"95" has the sheer energy of a 1990 Romanian disco club revisited with a 2010 post-rave attitude. It's like reading The Three Musketeers after spending the weekend dancing in Berlin. Its about reading your past and individuality with today's eyes. The EP delivers a personal story that somehow gets us involved in it. We get to think what makes us who we are. We get to trip through our own history. Minus mixes quite a range of complex elements in a seductive and balanced music package that even if suits perfectly the joie de vivre of the summer, it could easily warm the coldest of the winters.