Roots In Heaven has done his time as a DJ, producer and label owner in Berlin: with this album, he pushes somewhat beyond the club contexts he’s primarily worked in before with this single hour-long stretch of throbbing, pulsing, semi-abstract analogue electronics. Petites Madeleines is a deep and dark trip to be taken alone. Vinyl release on
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The first of two records this week with very impressive trees on the cover and today I am dressed as a tree so why not?
This is an hour long slice of weird dubbified electronics containing a single sprawling track that wraps around both sides of the record. The effect is eerie and unweilding, burbling synth create strange vistas that are interrupted by radio wave static and the odd click of percussion. I'd love it if a beat or a bass line came in but it doesn't. Instead you are left with an hour of stretched out pulses that build up a kind of doom-laden tension, the staccato synth notes recalling some lost John Carpenter horror or other. It reminds me of scary fields with electricity buzzing over. Can I go home please?
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