Q3A is the outsider alias of Hungarian producer Gergely Szilveszter Horváth. Having previously made a name for himself with a strong series of releases under his Route 8 moniker on labels like Lobster Theremin and Nous, the multitalented producer returns with a rather secretive four-track EP for Dutch label Delsin that presents no track titles – although the press release mentions the opening cut as ‘Lost Souls‘.
A1 opens with a flight of sci fi-sounding pads which set the mood for the rest of the EP straightaway. A nice synthline comes in halfway, breathing in some melodic flavour and Q3A toys with the pads’ low-pass filter to give it dramatic effect. The second track implant additional percussions, deftly melding them with the basic ingredients consisting of some pads and synth FX. A solid drum-driven opener.
On the flip, B1 goes for a slightly funkier hi-hat pattern and 303 stabs. Some child voice samples are blended together with melancholic pads to create a slightly nostalgic feeling. Yet another vocal sample – this time a male one, is being used on B2 which easily make for the ‘Space Chamber‘ highlight.
"A solid, aptly-titled four-tracker that presents a fine mixture of house, techno and electro."
The jungle’y rhythm together with the bassline pulls the track along while a simple synth melody with a touch of delay adds the defining character. Q3A also saved the best of his cosmonautical pads for this fourth cut, pairing them together nicely with a haunting female choir sample. Simply excellent.
Offering a solid, aptly-titled four-tracker that presents a fine mixture of house, techno and electro, Horváth creates a cohesive sound cosmogony. If the first tracks set the mood effectively, B2 is definitely the cut that’ll keep you pressing the repeat button over and over again.
Space Chamber is out now, order a vinyl copy from Juno.