Croatian artists Insolate and Sara Renar have teamed up on “something completely different” – for one of them, at least. The former is a DJ and producer, and the latter is an avant-garde pop artist. Together, they released a five-song dark techno EP titled Hyperventilation via Blush Response‘s Megastructure label on March 5th.
The title track leads in the effort with slow-burning, psychedelic sonics, followed by much of the same in “Everything Will Fade.” “What Do You Believe” stands out as the most dance floor-friendly entry of the tracklist, but “The Final March” fires back with experimental tension before “Jutro” closes the effort out. Renar’s vocals appear in short bursts throughout the EP, save for the final track where they’re especially dominant.
Sara Renar’s recording career began in 2013 with her debut album, Djeca, which came out via Aquarius Records. Having previously worked as an architect, her particular style of pop music exhibits experimental influences that perhaps made her appealing as a collaborator to Insolate.
The producer herself boasts a relatively shorter career; her debut 12-inch record, the Mood Module EP, landed on Deeply Rooted in 2015. In the years since, her music has found a home on such labels as Suara, NORD LTD and Out Of Place.
Hyperventilation is available for purchase in digital and 12-inch vinyl formats via Blush Response Bandcamp.