Truesoul have just released the first original Ida Engberg EP since 2014. A member of the Truesoul and Drumcode family, Ida has been busy settling into a new home in Ibiza and raising three children with Adam Beyer. She’s also been heavily involved in climate activism, social justice issues and animal protection.
Now, aware of the creative space and the time a project needs to bloom, this is a work almost 12 months in the making and ‘Return to Consciousness’ is her transcendental five-track return to music creation.
‘Reverse Time (Intro)’ is ritualistic in intent, a two-and-a-half-minute ambient opener that sets the tone for what’s to come. The title track is house, brought to life by pads, swirling arpeggios in the break and a vocal that amplifies its message.
‘House of Colours’ is a tribal roller, driven by a chanting vocal line that aims to yank you towards the dancefloor. ‘The 8th Fire’ embodies an old school early morning spirit, with its melodic hook.
‘Reverse Time’ is a late night techno composition that attempts to build the energy to fever pitch, before bringing you back down to a sated state.