Released 25th March 2016
The mysterious but widely acclaimed R-Zone series roll on to a 15th EP now with a new four track release that is as essential as ever. Opener 'Hired Gun' is a tough and raw concoction with coarse, snappy snares, rough drum pings and lots of abrasive texture all making for a physical listening experience. 'Midwinter' is a deeper and more emotive jam with warm pads dampening down icy hi hats and busy synth work. It is fresh and original and sounds like little else, then 'Captive' gets all deep and space-y with smeared pads and slick metallic hits tied together with a molten acid line. Lastly, 'Exile' is five blissful and beautiful minutes of atmospheric, intergalactic electronic sounds that really take you to another place.
a1. Hired Guns
Released 11th March 2016
The R Zone series excels at raw, inventive, off kilter club music from a range of mysterious artists. That fine tradition continues once more here with another four cuts of inventive music that takes cues from techno, IDM, acid and house.
b1. Dedale D'or
Release Date: 2nd February 2018
The brilliantly beguiling R-Zone series hits release number 20 with another genre defying four track EP by no one knows who. As always, the music looks backwards to go forwards and frantically blends breakbeat, rave, acid, house, electro and techno into wild new forms. The Geometry of Shadows kicks off with a flurry of pinging kick drums, rushing synths and smeared chords that manage to be physical yet serene at the same time. Chrysalis is deep Detroit style house with gurgling basslines and warm future soul synths extending off into the cosmos. Ship of Tears then races through the galaxies as asteroids, shooting sci-fi synths and glassy melodies all fly by in enchanting fashion, Acid is buried deep within and the drum programming is busy and direct. The Parliament of Dreams closes things down with more haunting celestial pads and cold acid lines that are all backed by boom-bap breakbeats. It's dance floor euphoria of the highest order once more.
a1. The Geometry of Shadows
b1. Ship Of Tears
b2. The Parliament Of Dreams