Roy Rosenfeld – ‘Helena’ EP [Lost & Found]
Hot off the back of his All Day I Dream release, Roy Rosenfeld now joins Lost & Found with his ‘Helena’ EP, out Friday 25th May.
A name synonymous with exquisite melodies and piano chord progressions that entrance the listener, Roy Rosenfeld is a talent that needs little introduction. For him, music is a way of communicating emotion to multitudes with no words necessary, hence the attention and effort he pours into each release, mix and DJ set.
Besides a long-running friendship with Guy J and the label, this EP sees him officially join the Lost & Found roster, marking yet another exciting development in the Israeli producer’s career. ‘Helena’ joins a back catalogue of releases on revered labels such as Kompakt, All Day I Dream and Systematic.
The title track combines a steady, stealthy beat with bongo rhythms and flute-like riffs overlaid with uplifting, melodious synth chords. Things go a little deeper n ‘Gran Poema’, mingling growling synth beats with emotive piano and wind chimes against a loose, slapping rhythm like rain on water, further echoed by plucked strings and swooping notes in the breakdown. The EP rounds off with ‘Love From Afar’, an other-worldly soundscape of muted hi-hats and brushes, with fragments of mysterious static and questioning plangent synths punctuating a complex drum riff.
This three-tracker is an apt soundtrack for the daytime festivals and balmy Ibiza nights that are finally just around the corner…
‘Helena’ drops on Lost & Found on May 25th.