Patraulea – Copilarie Dulce EP [Sobriquet Records]
The latest wax coming from Sobriquet Records is delivered by Romanian artist Patraulea. Titled “Copilarie Dulce EP”, the 12” features two original minimal techno cuts and includes two remixes of the title track signed by Venda and Bendejo.
With releases dispatched by Amin Ravelle, Bauch, Just_Me, Olvap, Liiebermann and Zenk, Sobriquet Records is another musical endeavor of Muninn, who also manages Norse Projekt, Brahe and Voynich. The vinyl-only label also hosts an online podcast series where international artists are welcomed to show their skills in mixing.
Claudiu Dita aka Patraulea, born in Romania and now living in Cyprus, founder of Flori de Tei Records, is a producer and DJ with a distinct style. His music can be ambient and experimental or minimal, techy and pumping. His compositions have been published by imprints like Micromod Music, Pulsar, Inwave, The Red Skull, Diferit Records, Monoclap, Welter Records, Samani, and others. For this EP he teams up with Australian artist Venda and with Bendejo, a member of Kopf Bei Fuss team in Austria.
Side A features the two original tracks “Copilarie Dulce” and “Miscaredinsold”. Both cuts are designed with minimalistic percussion, strong basslines, subtle pads in the background, as well as bleeps and glitches to emphasize the driving rhythms. They represent a very good example of the Romanian method of making techno music. Side B is dedicated to the remixes and opens with Venda‘s re-interpretation, an eerie composition that introduces swirling effects and vocal samples. The atmosphere of the cut remains in the realm of minimal techno, spiraling with heavy modulations as the wax plays. Closing, we find Bendejo with a more uplifting approach on the title track. The bassline is brought into focus and becomes more playful, as the other layers get a groovy upgrade. The percussion also receives a subtle reverberation, while the pads and the background textures become deep and trippy.
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Title: Copilarie Dulce EP
Label: Sobriquet Records
Cat. number: SOBR008
Release date: 30.10.2018
Words by AndreiB