A few months after the release of Even If for the Russian label Ritmo Sportivo, Neeva goes back home and doubles the score with a new Ep labelled On2Sides. Three previously unreleased tracks, a featuring and three remixes make up this Ep, in which the Cagliari based producer firmly persists in the research of sound he's been carrying out for some months now. Compared to his first destructured works, his tracks are now supported by a stronger backbone, and his intuitions are channeled in more recognisable structures – but still with a radical and very personal spin. It seems as if the uninterrupted flow of stimulation Neeva lived through the years needed to be summarized and set at a precise point, which is both a point of arrival and new departure. The three unreleased tracks move along the coordinates of abstract hip hop, packed with old school beats, vocal samples, ambient sound loops and glitches. The athmosphere varies between the melancholic abandon in Three and the more sinister echoes in Then. Date has the task to introduce the work on a more relaxed note. The record is enriched by a collaboration with Alek Hidell – former Everybody Tesla member Dario Licciardi's new project, that makes its debut with this track – and three remixes: the producer Grillo, Arpxp and Menion have brought more chromatic and stylistic variety in the record.
All tracks are composed and recorded by Neeva between June 2012 and April 2013, except from "Hidden" composed by Alek Hidell and Neeva.
Released 10 October 2013
Artwork by Luca Licciardi.
On2Sides, Cagliari, Sardinia