Sound, art and ancient beauty perfectly align in the first release on the newly launched Eotrax label. Helmed by experimental techno artist Eomac (Ian McDonnell, Lakker), the label is a conceptual platform for the the artist's own releases, collaborative projects and other works which fit into the imprint's ethos. The label began after a trip to Mexico in January 2016 and is directly inspired by the sense of connection, mysticism and potential experienced there. Temple of the Jaguar is an excellent first installment consisting of a one sided, single 11 minute track which explores progressive techno, powerful ambient and cosmic drone. The B-side contains a suburb etching by artist Sal Stapleton. From the label:
Conceived on a visit to Teotihuacan near Mexico City, inspired by both the cosmic and earthly power of the place, ‘Temple of the Jaguar’ attempts to find a way back to the animalistic nature within us all. A reconnection to the dark, sensual part of us that has been repressed for centuries in a limiting and limited, fearbased, patriarchal society. A reconnection to the body. A reconnection to femininity. A reconnection to wildness. To intuition. To sexuality. To earth.
To mark the launch of the label and its first release, Eotrax has also provided us with a free download. Titled "Skeleton Crew", the 2-minute track came from the same sessions as Temple of the Jaguar. It uses the same samples and was written at the same time. While much shorter, is it more direct and just as powerful. A great taste of what's to come. Listen and download here:
Temple of the Jaguar will be released on November 11th, 2016 in 12" and digital formats. Next up for Eomac is an exciting new live AV show, which will be premiered at Unsound, Krakow, Oct 21st, 2016. We love inspired labels which seek to push the boundaries of music, art and more and look forward to more from Eotrax.