Maara

Goddess Within

Radiant Love
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There is a culturally and perhaps spiritually bonded link between electronic dance music and what could be called most generally ‘the feminine divine’. In subgenres more oriented to trance and EDM, the vocal sample or progression is almost always uttered by a woman, unlike the variously-sexed divas of house; if divinity is invoked, it is less often a biblical God than some Gaia-derivative. Radiant Love’s fifth release, Goddess Within by the Montreal-based producer Maara, steps into this lineage stretching from Magna Mater to disco queen – Maara’s articulation of the feminine divine, however, is often off-hand, ringing at once sincere and deeply cheeky. The double-side is summed up by the first track’s title, 'Goddess Within (Give It To Me Daddy)', which starts right off with a pumping bassline, carbonated synths, and a repeating sample speaking ‘goddess’ – what trance dreams are made of. What places these tracks especially in the realm of dream are Maara’s washes of delay, reverb and pan, drawing out melodies and textures into trails, clouds, blurs. The sonic fields are decentered, but driving and floor-ready regardless. 'Mommy’s In Trouble' follows up with a set of cleverly phased hi-hats and a swung kick drum. It’s a buildup we’re hearing, although one wouldn’t know until a sample asks us matter of factly, ‘Notice what you’re feeling. Are you calm?’ and the bass swings back in. The B-side begins softer, with the wide pads of 'Plum Plum Paradise' eventually dropping into a downtempo break. The percussion is muted, and what gives the track its body is a shifting terrain of sample (‘Allow yourself inside, the time and space right now’), gurgling synth note, windchime and whisper. Goddess Within’s final track, 'Lezzies In A Jacuzzi' picks up the pace again, with a porny bass-throb, insistent hi-hats and a vocal fragment looping the word ‘amor’. This is exactly the kind of sound that would have me thinking on the dancefloor, Is she actually saying ‘amor’? Quickly I would reach the decision that it didn’t matter – the whole terrain of the actual, the explicit and undreamed is best left to masculinity anyways.

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Release Date

03.05.2022

Cat No

RADIANTLOVE004

Tracklist

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Track 3
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Track 4
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Techno
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Fancy Feast Kalahari Oyster Cult
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Techno
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Fancy Feast Kalahari Oyster Cult
Neo Trance
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Spiral 2 The Other Side X-Kalay
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Disco
12"
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Maara
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Spiral 2 The Other Side X-Kalay
Neo Trance
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12"
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Potion Activated Isla
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Disco
12"
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Potion Activated Isla
Techno
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12"
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Ultimate Reward NAFF
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Techno
12"
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Ultimate Reward NAFF
Neo Trance
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12"
Byron Yeates
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Sweat Ur Prayers Radiant Love
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Disco
12"
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Byron Yeates
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Sweat Ur Prayers Radiant Love
Breakbeatz
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E00
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Peace & Tranquility Radiant Love
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Techno
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E00
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Peace & Tranquility Radiant Love
Electro
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Bliss Inc
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Hacking The Planet EP +Sansibar Rmx Radiant Love
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Electro
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Bliss Inc
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Hacking The Planet EP +Sansibar Rmx Radiant Love
Techno
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Pillow Queen
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Byrons Theme Radiant Love
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Techno
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Pillow Queen
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Byrons Theme Radiant Love
Techno
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Fio Fa
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You Think EP w/ D.Tiffany Remix Radiant Love
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Techno
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Fio Fa
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You Think EP w/ D.Tiffany Remix Radiant Love
US House
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Chez Damier & Ron Trent, M.D.
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Hip To Be Disillusioned Vol. 1 Prescription
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House
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Chez Damier & Ron Trent, M.D.
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Hip To Be Disillusioned Vol. 1 Prescription
House
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The Mole
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The River Widens Circus Company
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The Mole
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Re Edit (Disco)
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Late Nite Tuff Guy (LNTG)
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Tuff Cut #12 Tuff Cut
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Disco
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Late Nite Tuff Guy (LNTG)
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Tuff Cut #12 Tuff Cut
Electronica
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Various
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Artificial Intelligence (Gatefold) Warp
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Various
25.95 €
Artificial Intelligence (Gatefold) Warp
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Hyphea Music From Memory
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LP
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Ramzi
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Hyphea Music From Memory
Deep House
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12"
Game Plan (Gene Tellem & Gabriel Rei)
15.95 €
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House
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Game Plan (Gene Tellem & Gabriel Rei)
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