For their second Ostgut Ton EP, Sunao Gonno and Nick Höppner worked together on three tracks over the course of two years between their respective studios in Tokyo and Berlin – editing, altering and tweaking each other’s musical additions with a penchant toward melodic, multilayered house and techno that floats easily beyond the functional. Accordingly, Lost is defined by the interactive playfulness and unpredictability of their collaborative process, elements often missing from dance music.
On Lost, the duo continue further out into inner space. On Bangalore, the duo showcase their mastery of creating expansive long, psychedelic ecosystems of melodic phrasing and rhythmic development; drawn-out techno exploration. Love Lost slows things down to a post-disco boogie chug of breaks, bass, dubby synth stabs and sadness. EP closer Start Trying is a sweaty, post- peaktime trip of strings and dilated pupils. Swirling melodies braindancing long after the after party.