After discovering the young Spanish talent Rancel earlier this year, we featured his debut EP on his own imprint, Spooky Wave entitled, The Enchanted Swell. Now to round off summer he has carefully created the second chapter of the story, out now on Bandcamp here – The Beach Break Secrets.
Check out the official release story below…
Part II. The Beach Break Secrets:
One hot summer morning, Rancel looks at the conditions to go bodyboarding at his usual beach. While checking them, he notices that something strange is going on…
The waves direction is unusual, The waves would enter with great power and even the wind direction seems to change many times throughout the day – “Mysterious Conditions”. A nostalgic jazz piano continuously evolves, working its way around the sleek and smooth body of the track, a warm and inviting entrance to the latest work from the young Spaniard.
Without hesitation, everyone grabs their boards and sprints out to try this new candy. While catching his first wave, Rancel listens to the sound of it breaking behind him and calculates the perfect moment to project an incredible “Invert”. Throughout the session he implements the same technique to perfect one of his favorite Maneuvers – “Inverted Sound”. A playful and driven track to switch the dancefloor up a dimension, the curious synths taking you for a walk as if they have a mind of their own.
Rancel alerts his friends to go down to check what was going on and upon parking the car on the shore, he notices that the sea is calm, except at one end of the beach… a perfect left hand wave would appear in a place where no waves had ever come up before – “Insolit Lefts”. This one relies on a chunky minimalistic groove conversing with the various twists and turns the talented producer has created, a versatile track that can slot in perfectly to several situations.
Sunset is falling, after several hours of surfing. Rancel announces to his friends that he will be leaving the water soon. “The last one and we’re leaving, guys. When catching that last wave, he feels like a strange attraction that forces him to go back in to catch another last one, and another, and another…
They had all been locked in that loop until night falls and finally it seems that the enchantment is broken and the boys manage to return home exhausted, although with a feeling of wanting to return the next day to see if the same swell repeats itself – “Hooked on the last one”. The aptly named track is a five minute journey of bliss as the track floats between clean broken drums, and deep and emotional synths, a winning combination again and again.
Part II. of the Spooky Wave story lands 20th September, Rancel continuing to cement himself as one to watch in the coming period.