Review of The Nomina EP by Simon Hinter
Simon Hinter is a German House producer signed to U.K label Tenth Circle records. This is his first offering with them. He has previously released work on PHIL, Midnight Shift, Amajin Records and Luv Unlimited. His most acknowledged work (to my knowledge) prior to now is his Better Life EP produced while he was on PHIL Records in 2011.
There are three tracks on the EP.
I shall look at each track individually and then share my opinion on the entire EP ☺
Regenmacher is a German word which means rain maker. This track aptly starts with cymbals and percussion expertly blended with soothing melodic sounds and subtle changes in the arrangement, forming a sort of ‘sound painting’ where the listener begins to feel as though they were indeed immersed in a blissful warm summer rain.
This track can do anything really. Be a lover’s backing track, be a silent disco track or more importantly, save the world one ear at a time.
I have instinctively called this track Attention Deficiency and Hyperactivity Syndrome. (I realised on trying to crack the code behind each title that the ‘d’ was replaced with an ‘s’) This probably is to hint that shifting from one seemingly normal state of being or style of music in this case, in one track may be different but it is not necessarily wrong. The addition of different percussions and the Brass horn effect midway, did not ruin the sound but accentuated the originality of the track and the work as a whole. Top notch mellow club jam.
Cop has a story woven into it. This takes us back to Soho of long ago or indeed any known club or district in the world as we know it and how the law tries to catch up with drug dealers who have met their end as their leader has killed them all There are also undertones of racism and other ills thrown into the conversation within the track but the track is filled with groovy house music to show us that even within social chaos, Music is king.
This is the deepest of the three tracks for me.
This EP is a fave here.
I’d happily give it a 6. For effort. And infinity for delivery.
With Nomina EP, Simon has deed told us that his nomen is Genius!
*(Yes nomina is a word that is plural for name in Latin)
Review by Nathalie da_sweetthin Wemambu