As two-thirds of The Glitch Mob, Ooah and Boreta are 29 Palms. The Los Angeles-based duo are kicking off 2020 by unveiling their EP, Nobody Horizon. The four-track EP, out now on The Glitch Mob’s Glass Air Records, marks the pair’s first official release under the moniker. Both the EP and project signal a complete sonic departure from The Glitch Mob’s previous catalogue.
“29 Palms is a passion project we have been working on in the background for years now, so we are excited to have the first original music out in the world, says 29 Palms. “It is a psychedelic sound experiment based in the love of the hypnotic side of dance music.”
The EP introduces the listener to 29 Palms via “Microdusk,” a nine-and-a-half minute cut with tribal undertones that are at first soothing, but are progressively increasing in edge. The journey seamlessly transitions into “Metaverse Satellite,” colored by a consistent bassline and rolling synths. “El Circo” ups the stakes slightly with an unsettling, industrial tone that immediately captivates. The journey ends with the cinematic anthem, “Nobody Horizon,” a quest-ike bookend to the EP marked by intricate percussive elements and cryptic vocals.
Josh Mayer and Justin Boreta of The Glitch Mob are already known for their prestigious, taste-making solo careers. However, their debut EP as 29 Palms marks a whole new direction that is an explorative world of hypnotic dancefloor-focused music. After appearances at Coachella, Deja Voom, and Electric Forest, as well as a stunning 2018 Lightning in a Bottle performance, 29 Palms are ready for a 2020 return like none other. The duo is already planning a follow-up release in the coming weeks in addition to a virtual live performance.