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'Spectral' EP is the debut of Culprit originators Droog after they founded the Los Angeles based label six years ago. To prove themselves as producers, the LA collective have made a point of earning their stripes away from the label of their creation and the path has taken them to Crosstown Rebels, Supernature, Get Physical and Last Night on Earth, among others. Now, they have come home and they bring along Edu Imbernon, known for big releases on Suara, Culprit, his own two labels Fayer and Eklektisch and his remixes for The xx and Hot Natured.
RISP is Richard Devine's algorithm-based exploration of generative time structures for analog synths. If you missed limited vinyl boarding pass worry not -- gain 3 additional original richard devine compositions plus five remixes by Loops Haunt, Vaetxh, Subjex, Valance Drakes & Balkansky with the release of RISP on CD. Expect to breathe air on distant planets as chaotic, broken machines speak harmonious mutant languages via RD's human/alien soundesign and audio activist remixes. Thirteen new tracks to become alien. Watch the video for Plonked Spectral here: http://vimeo.com/38752382
DU-16: CD info: detroitunderground.net/blog/2012/03/28/richard-devine-•-risp-•-cd/
7. Etch n Sketch
9. Vapor Wave Acid
10. York Capacitor
12. Plonked Spectral (Vaetxh oort cloud remix)
13. Oxin2lin (Valance Drakes Remix)
14. Plonked S.(Gordan-Loopshaunt-Remix)
15. Plonked S. (Subjex Remix) *
16. Plonked Spectral-(Balkansky Remix)*
17. Plonked S. (DrumCell Remix)*
* exclusive for digi download.
Total Time: 1:09 - 700.5MB
Release info from Detroit Underground detroitunderground.net/blog/2011/11/08/richard-devine-risp-ep-du-16/
Valentin Rodriguez, Dmas3, dmas3.com
Richard Devine: richard-devine.com
'Spectral' is satisfyingly full of dread yet melodic all the same, which makes sense coming from this joint effort. The remix from UK-based Hot Creations producer wAFF is a more demanding edit as it picks up the pace and gives the track the extra push towards the dance-floor.