Always guaranteed to release something fascinating, bleeding-edge and entirely riveting, LuckyMe come up trumps with this quite startling new ten-tracker from little-know Viennese producer Cid Rim. A jazz drummer - proved from the beautiful building cacophony of opener "Amuse-Ta-Guelle" - and a producer who matches the intensity of Rustie, HudMo and Machinedrum, Cid Rim really knocks it out of the park with stunning post-jazz laptop madness and shimmering melodies as on "A Fall Four Two" or the delirious juke of "Danger Ranger". A quite exceptional release indeed.
Vienna's Cid Rim is an interesting new talent - a jazz drummer turned electronic producer. Here he follows his recent 'Micro' album with what's best described as a maxi single. "Fade" is an upbeat digi-fountain of fizz synth loveliness, "Animus: Anima" is the sound of crystalline electronic rain drops, the urgent "Mute City" takes things in a dancier direction, "Red Ocean" is like a cross between Led Zeppelin and Nathan Fake and finally "Extend Ranges" provides the release with a beatless coda.
Viennese drummer-turned-electronic musician, Cid Rim, has only just dropped his latest EP, Mute City, but here he's following it up with some new mixes of two of the single's lead tracks. "Extend Ranges" gets two new reworks with Mike Slott going all light, shiny and melodic, while Autre Ne Veut takes a more subdued RnB route, with slo-mo trap(ish) beats and contorted vocal samples, the moody atmospherics of which make for an EP highlight. Meanwhile "Mute City" gets taken to Detroit for some thoroughly warm deepness by Joseph Marinetti.
Eu Sei Quem Sou marks Portugese producer Marfox's debut release and new label Principe's first product in the virtual record racks. Marfox turns in a strong line in fast, club-ready kuduro beats - with the title tune mixing elements from the funkier side of techno with raw ethno-drums, while "Bit Binary" gets even more funky thanks to some crazy cuica samples over an organic-sounding bailie beat. With the frantic "Mitologia" detuning backing vocals and "Pensamentos" rocking a sinister arrangement, Marfox impresses hugely as he mixes the unabashed funk with some seriously twisted layers.
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