Stepping up next on Dublin’s First Second Label after releases by Max McFerren as Complete Walkthru and the DJ OK/DJ bwin duets, mysterious Irish vibist Der Opium Queen emerges with his debut 12″, ‘In The Clouds‘; a solar powered five-track jaunt across shimmering exotic flora and emerald forest hideouts conjuring up components from balearic, deep house and ambient.
Rife with lighthearted chords and uplifting melodies, ‘In The Clouds‘ shines with particularly bright hues and lusher-than-lush organic motifs, immersing its listener in the kind of halcyon idealism that shall help alleviate some of the grey skies’ cheerless heft. From the bouncy, Caribbean-friendly vibes of ‘Entrance To En Trance‘ and ‘No Love Lost‘ through the comatose pads of ‘Done That Before‘ onto the iridescent last drift of ‘An Evening Im Tschungel‘, DOQ dishes out a riveting trip for the senses, rousing and introspective in equal measure. Let the sunshine in.
In The Clouds is released via First Second Label on 8th December, pre-order a copy from Bandcamp.
A1. Entrance To En Trance
A2. Eye Sight
A3. Done That Before (In The Clouds Mix)
B1. No Love Lost
B2. An Evening Im Tschungel