With 2009’s magnificiently deep “Cone EP” Raudive aka Oliver Ho became an integral part of the Macro family. The man is in there for a reason. “Paper” - the chord, the bass, the strings! All deepness ingredients are there and it would be “just” classic if it wasn’t Raudive in control, whose chord is rather acoustic than synthetic, whose strings are rather Xenakis than Detroit - and whose bassline is just pumping genius blasting any reference system.
“Brittle” is Paper’s evil sister and a giant step in groove design, throwing the thrills of the unknown right at your dancefloor. It’s repetitious, maniacal vexation patterns put any record to shame that has ever been called hypnotic. The EP is rounded off with the shimmering “Sienna” - a no-beat melodic variaton set against the warmth of grainy crackle.
released April 10, 2010
Written & produced by Raudive
Mastered by Rashad Becker
Artwork – Viet Hoa Le