r.hitect – Flamboyant Shell EP [r.hitect]
The mysterious Romanian project r.hitect returns with the second wax released through the eponymous label, delivering three fresh tracks flavoured with a trippy and catchy minimal techno sound. Titled “Flamboyant Shell EP”, the 12” stands as an argument for the artist’s distinct sound and provides a hypnotic and groovy vibe.
After a successful first release dispatched in the form of “Masterplan EP” exclusively on vinyl, the collaboration between him and Barac enjoyed massive success, being heard at numerous parties. The two have been spotted playing in Timisoara, Busteni, as well as in Ibiza, during last summer. The title track introduced a mesmerising melodic arrangement and managed to perfectly catch the artist’s personal approach to music making, as noted on his soundcloud page: “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”. A release with the notorious imprint Moment is expected soon so stay sharp!
The EP features three new productions signed by r.hitect to shake any dancefloor with a clear and vibrant sound flavoured with strong basslines and smooth build-ups. This is another great addition to any collector or selector’s record case, as the energy of the music will make you want to start shaking your body!
Side A opens with “Portico”, a deep and groovy atmospheric cut infused with a wobbling bassline, a balanced rhythm and lush textures. A subtle whispered vocal sample can be heard in the background, adding a spacious dimension to the story while the second layer of crisp hi-hats will unleash a bouncy vibe. Next, there’s “Assise” designed with a driving percussion and intricate build-ups. The composition also features a catchy rotating effect and long bright pads that flow elegantly with the other layers. On the flipside we find the title track “Flamboyant Shell”, a strong and pumping minimalistic rhythm perfect for dancing. Focused on the beat, the piece unleashes long synth notes and a heavy modulated vocal sample from time to time to build tension, closing the EP with style.
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Title: Flamboyant Shell EP
Cat. number: RCT002
Release date: 14.01.2019
Words by AndreiB