The new New York City duo release their debut album, ‘Exo’, available to stream here.
With releases from NGUZUNGUZU and Hype Williams, Hippos in Tanks is a forward-thinking label attracted to an eclectic range of musical styles. It is therefore no surprise that Gatekeeper make their attention-grabbing debut with the imprint.
The record is a fusion of acid and techno, a remarkable follow-up to their highly acclaimed EPs. There is a distinctly futuristic feel to this LP, with screeching synths which promote a sense of unease, yet the firm drive of drums and solid basslines throughout add contrast and the listen is laced with euphoric ethereal breaks.
‘Exo’ is a complex listen requiring a little bit of attention to let the whole album play as each track elegantly blends into the next.
Stream ‘Exo’ below:
‘Exo’ LP Tracklist:
7. Pre – Gen
8. Tree Drum
11. Re – Gen