Marco Vella and Anth Wendt step up to International Feel with a five-track EP of Balearic-tinged bliss for their first collaborative release as Other Mother.
There’s definitely something in the air round the Adelaide Hills. Longtime friends Marco (aka Body Corp) and Anth (aka Oisima) finally got together in Anth’s studio after the pandemic, and the result is Numero Uno, an EP of laidback synth, guitar and drum machine workouts, mixing 303 riffs and sunsets for a supremely low-slung vibe.
After cruising around the Hills in the day, the pair worked on tracks by night, and their carefree days soaking up the sun shines through. Opening track About Time sets a steady pace with its lush, delayed guitars, slow-rising acid melody and hefty sub, perfect for Sunday pub garden appreciation. A side closer Zwang! drops the tempo but brings the percussion into focus, for another masterclass in tension and release with interwoven 303s and dub feedback.
Side B keeps the beach-side atmos flowing, with guitar licks working around sumptuous synth chords for Anyway, Music - a song that’s the ultimate soundtrack, understated parts fitting together seamlessly, in service to the feeling and belying the technique required. Lost In The Forest makes use of expansive ambient pads, synth riffs and shakers to evoke a sense of wonder, sunlight coming through the trees.
The EP concludes with Where’s The Fifty, a dreamy piece of drum, synth phrases and 303 interplay that perfectly characterizes Marco and Anth’s collaboration - two musicians and producers playing to serve the song. They write elements that combine for a harmonious whole, greater than the sum of its parts. This is the underlying feel of Other Mother and Numero Uno - we’re all in this together - and by working collaboratively, a brighter future might just be around the corner.
From beginnings in Punta Del Este on Uruguay’s Atlantic Coast, International Feel now resides in balearic Ibizan paradise.
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