SM005: Kora EP by Voon Music platform Sweet Musique has been a gateway into music enthusiasts’ bodhi, chaperoning unexposed and novel talent into the electronic music purview through forward thinking music and well-disposed premieres. Born in 2015, after a long-time coming, the record label, founded by electronic music mavens and propelled by the reception of the electronic music hoi polloi, anoints conscientiously harvested talents into its roster, long-time friends and notable alumni who deserve an express ticket into the overprudent limelight. But come from leftfield, and ushering in 2018 for thee multi-tasking label, is Manfredonia-based duo, Voon. Unconnected, unheard of, geographically non-advantaged and for lack of a better term, unexpected. Voon, consisting of former orchestra-drummer Giuseppe Bolino and half of DJ duo Stop File, Vincenzo Vitale, collectively, could be working wonders, or was it the gravity of coincident emotions. The genesis of Voon was contralto, but its emergence, covetously incendiary and less frequently, unblemished. Voon is the concurrence when senses forget who, what, when, where, how and why, it is where the crossroad is crux, when sensation and sensitivity take front seat and navigate beat and rhythm and melody into their imminent orgy. Setting the EP in motion is Kora, enlivened and buoyant, a perfect apparatus to raise temperature outwardly and introspectively innervate all at once. With organic sound structures at its underchassis, and bolstered by emphatic African vocals, Kora initially thrives on the grace of innocence and curiosity and transgresses into the nuance of complexity, As contrarieties arise through the collision of grassroot and synthetic sounds, Kora’s title track scallops, amassing texture and traction until it sprightly submits into the infinite flukes of the unknown. Entirely instrumental, Voon’s resolute production, Alma, parades with fierce conviction. Slightly more erudite and plenty more pert, the audacious track, synonymous to the Spanish world ‘soul,’ captures the morale of quintessence set loose, traversing between its comfort zones, consistent drum roll, bass and snare, as well as bold experimentation with anodic pitches and timbre. A rip-roaring eight minutes that harangues directly to, where else but the soul. Wrapping up the EP is Voon’s transcendental tour de force. Confident from the getgo, Indaco manifests the chrysalis of both the product and producer. Entrancing vocals sampled from a meditative Hindi prayer, are complemented by finespun elemental din and subtle percussion, thrusted by a meticulous maneuver of drums and bold mechanical sound applications - a dynamic, incipient style, progress-driven just as Voon, and analogous to the cutting edge, climate-altering proclivities of Sweet Musique.