Boasting an impressive collection of majestic releases on Drumcode over the course of his revered career – the last of which came in the form of his five-part Schema EP back in January 2021 – Boreal marks Julian’s fifth musical outing on the legendary Stockholm-based label, as he returns armed with an arsenal of interim releases on the likes of FORM Music, Filth on Acid and Tronic to name just a few.
Julian’s uniquely underground treatment across the package is incredibly dark and hypnotic, as he engages the listener from the first kickdrum. Julian is known for his experimental soundscapes and hard-hitting atmospheres.
The title track is a really unique record, hitting the perfect balance of joy and melancholy, with airy pads and stirring waves of melody imbuing it with a timeless vibe. ‘Time‘, the sequel, continues the motif with a propulsive weapon constructed around a steely industrial backbone. ‘Reverse‘ is a low-slung beast that generates interplanetary energy throughout, while ‘Cosmos‘ sees Jeweil provide functional, powerful techno with a surreal extraterrestrial edge. The generous EP concludes with ‘Minuit‘, a polished driving cut with a sleek melodic core that reinforces the Frenchman’s breadth in the studio. ‘System‘ is a jacking slice of heat led by shuffling beats and a persistent vox primed for sweaty dancefloor moments, before the generous EP concludes with ‘System‘, a jacking slice of heat led by shuffling beats and a persistent vox primed for sweaty dancefloor moments.
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Stream Julian Jeweil – Boreal EP on Spotify:
1. Julian Jeweil – Boreal (Original Mix)
2. Julian Jeweil – Time (Original Mix)
3. Julian Jeweil – Reverse (Original Mix)
4. Julian Jeweil – Cosmos (Original Mix)
5. Julian Jeweil – System (Original Mix)
6. Julian Jeweil – Minuit (Original Mix)