Shinedoe returns to her own label MTM for her third release. ‘Ahimsa‘ EP is out on August 28.
The title track ‘Ahimsa‘ ( a Sanskrit word for the virtue of ‘doing no harm’ ) has a light, transparent feel, yet maintains a strong, driving force. It exudes a subtlety and gracefulness that is sometimes lacking in the world, as pads and keys intertwine and evolve over the rhythm. It’s a musical metaphor for Shinedoe’s approach to finding peaceful ways to solve problems.
The 2nd track, ‘System‘, comes from a different angle – revealing an edgy atmosphere through a deep, off-beat cut touching on early electro. It has a dystopian sci-fi feel, in keeping with its title.
Rounding off the EP is ‘Cortisol‘, perhaps the most directly dancefloor related track here. It’s hyperactive groove goes straight for the jugular, overlaying tension-building rolls and breaks that hit hard.