Twenty-something Dutch born, Berlin-based producer Pascal Terstappen is better known to the world under the production guise of Applescal. Blurring the lines between Beats, Ambient Electronica & low-key Techno, Applescal’s cinematic sound will take you on a sonic journey through the upper echelons of the dream world.
Having released three albums and a string of singles on his own Atomnation label, Cologne based Traum Schallplatten & Italy’s Tarvisium Electronique, he’s prolific by nature. With a strong ear for melody he holds the ability to create beautiful textural soundscapes that swirl, stall and plateau for a thoroughly engaging listening experience. His latest work, the five-track ‘Mirage’ EP is a rough and ready package of oscillating acid Techno, cinematic House with some Eastern flavours. Darker than is previous endeavours it’s not dissimilar to the work of Jon Hopkins.
Pointing in the sonic direction of his own imprint and also Berlin’s Project Mooncircle, Hyp 192 is a blend of syncopated beat lullabies and organic sampled sounds that will wash over you like a flood of warm, positive energy. Opening with a transcendental symphony from PMC’s Long Arm, the mix is peppered with nostalgia, featuring cuts from Télépopmusik, the badman Deft, Portable Sunsets & there’s even a subtle Arcade Fire edit slipped in. Meditative and free-flowing, you will feel as if you have woken from a long and peaceful sleep after listening.