Brooklyn’s HOMAGE delivers the ‘Post Meridian’ EP by Stranded this December, comprising six originals from the American artists. Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia in the United States, Stranded’s material blurs the lines between post-punk, house and nu-disco resulting in an amalgamation of sounds and something unexpected. Here we see Stranded deliver their latest works, entitled the ‘Post Meridian’ EP, via Brooklyn’s HOMAGE imprint, the ever-evolving imprint which often shines a light on undiscovered talents and obscure sounds from across the globe in many different pockets of electronic music.
Title-cut ‘Post Meridian’ leads, laying down shuffled drums, noodling strings, funk-infused bass and vintage synth sounds alongside hypnotic vocal lines. ‘Cherry Fortune’ then shines a light on Stranded’s post-punk, new wave influences with woozy guitars, elongated bass tones and washed out vocals. ‘Yesterday’s Silence’ follows, bringing things back to the dance floor via a swinging drum groove, spiralling guitar licks and intricately unfolding synth and vocal work.
Fellow Atlanta based artist Stefan Ringer steps up next to rework ‘Post Meridian’, stamping his own twist on things with dusty drum sounds and enchanting synth work ebbing and flowing around the heart of the original. ‘Glass Shock’ shifts focus over to gritty guitar tones, fuzzy vocals and bumpy drums next before ‘Canal Breaks’ then completes the package, embracing a contrastingly downtempo aesthetic with snaking bass grooves, surf rock-tinged psychedelia on the guitar elements and as the name would suggest break driven drums.