Solitary Dancer – Rites Of Passage [PPLP01]

‘Rites Of Passage’ traditionally refer to rituals distinguishing movements from one period of life to the next. Solitary Dancer’s debut LP evokes a retrospective of these experiences, organized into four acts: coming into being, detachment, liminality, and re-incorporation of the self. This narrative calls for a self-exploration of moral corruption, loss of innocence, social rebellion, and societal disillusionment.

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Solitary Dancer – Rites Of Passage [PPLP01]

Conforce – Dawn Chorus [140DSR]

Boris Bunnik aka Conforce returns to Delsin for his fifth album on the label. Across eight tracks he delivers a wide range of styles yet keeps the ethereal and textural aesthetic of his sound recognizable at all points. His atmospheric approach combined with razor sharp percussion and intricately programmed synths make “Dawn Chorus” one of his most adventurous albums to date. Flirting with his Versalife moniker at times, this album leans to his experimental works, strongly optimized for dance floors using his unique sounddesign skills and unstoppable drift to reinvent himself.

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Conforce – Dawn Chorus [140DSR]

Steven Rutter – Science And Neurosis [FS018]

Since returning to music a few years ago, B12 man Steven Rutter has released a wealth of fine material in his trademark thoughtful, melodious, complex and far-sighted style. His latest EP is a little darker and more uncomfortable, sounding not unlike the soundtrack to a yet-to-be-aired sci-fi TV movie about the slow death of the universe. He begins with a fine chunk of creepy, faintly unsettling electro (the otherworldly creepiness of “Neuro Fracture”), before reaching for weightier sub-bass, melancholic melodies and complex electronic rhythms on “Not To Be Trusted”. Over on Side B, “Divine Intervention” is a fuzzier chunk of horror-informed electro ghostliness, while “Reds Dead” pops, chimes and bubbles impressively thanks to Rutter’s extensive use of dub style delay effects and stabbing bass.

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Steven Rutter – Science And Neurosis [FS018]