Everything about Aurelien Riviere, a.k.a DoubtingThomas, is deliberate and constantly invested in creativity. He is a musician, writer and producer and as a result the conceptual approach to his music brings out some truly beautiful aural moments. He has a new EP coming out titled “The Changes” via Catch Recordings and the folks over at XLR8R premiered the lead track yesterday. Right away we get hit with a poignant sax solo followed therein by a slow burning melody composed of deceivingly disparate elements that end up working beautifully together. This is the kind of music to create to. Feel the inspiration burning high below.
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Spread across four exquisitely-formed tracks, The Changes finds Rivière working with Odd Soul and Santiago Posada—who lend their hand to "Low.fi Osaka" and "White Post Lane," respectively—who both push and stretch Rivière's signature deep sound into slightly more ethereal and melodic territory. All four of the cuts are tightly engineered with thick, pulsating basslines, crackling ambience, and emotive synths, resulting in a first-rate collection of introspective, floor-focused outings.
Under his DoubtingThomas moniker, Rivière has released in-demand material on notable labels such as Little Helpers, Metroline, Amam, and Eastenderz for nearly a decade, with The Changes following suit late next month. Ahead of its release on March 21, you can stream the title cut via the player above and preorder the EP by heading here.
Artist: Khristian K
Title: The Space Between Us EP
Label: Catch Recordings
Release date: 8th February 2016
Genre: Techno/ House
Budapest resident and maker of Minimal, Techno and some such Khristian K, gets a three tracker out on Catch Recordings that was founded in 2013 and the label focuses on quality forward thinking music, being their main ethos.
The first one in the EP ‘Jupiter Mission’ is high gloss, immensely dense fare. Khristian K incorporates demolishing amounts of digital sharpness at the core, some groove that one can’t quite get hold off, yet may get propelled in directions that don’t have a real direction as the bass line lashes and the high frequency clatters jostle against precise dance beats, and a muted vocal sample complete this tireless atmospheric Techno pounder.
Side B throws you ‘Apollo 18’ that for the most part destroys all rhythm, shards of monochrome glitch stutters with broken mechanisms of spacey dense bass. Its barren dusty interiors shudder about making you shiver inside, doomed and relentless. Finally, ‘Mystical Treatment’ has absorbing insides that quall about in terse and stern fashion, heavy in high percussion and a drummy bass line swagger harks out electronic synths. All in all, make what you will off it, this entire release does not have the conventional designs of a dance record and is eccentrically accented, altogether in its own new musical space.