Paradise Lost pres. Hidden Agenda EP by Rakoon
Title track "Hidden Agenda" is a subtle, darkly alluring hybrid beast, combining Grey Area influences with foreboding cinematics and minimal DnB stylings. "Silicon Valley" delivers militant 4AM subzero vibes, but surprises with an epic, melancholic melodic breakdown. Brewing an eerie, kickdrum-focused soup of witchcraft, "Phantom" goes all in and fittingly finishes the DnB portion of the release. "Are You Listening" follows with a stylistic throwback excursion, combining an 80s style synthwave workout with a plodding, glitched-out halftime beat, while the final two tracks "Why Do You Haunt Me" and "The Moment She Looks Away" transport the listener to a place of raw, ambient emotion, awash with sweeping string chords and trickling synth arpeggios.
Contrary to the title of this 6-track, 45-minute EP, Rakoon is making his agenda perfectly clear: building dark sonic constructs while giving in to the drawn-out textures and emotions of a maturing producer, for a maturing and discerning audience.
Source: Triple Vision Distribution