Robert – Ways Of Being EP [Lied]
Lied marks its debut in the electronic music scene with a double EP titled “Ways Of Being” signed by Robert Apetrei, or simply Robert. The records deliver six tracks packing various shades of minimal house and techno rhythms, designed to provide mixed feelings suitable for different times of the day. Just a taste of what’s to come.
Robert is a well-known presence in the underground scene always dropping impressive audio works and engaging selections. For a long time, he operated as a part of the Dubsons duo alongside Vlad Arapasu with releases on Body Parts, Project London Records, La Clap, NG Trax, VayVay, Trapped Ldn and their own playground Algorhythmic, founded in 2015. When Nu Zau joined the duo in the same year, the Nusons project was born and “Lovecraft EP” was published by the Dutch label Undefined Music.
Following a solo career, he dispatched his first solo material “Alpha Si Omega” with VSA Records in 2018 and a fresh EP earlier this year with Cedesciu Wax titled “Edge Of Time“. He also collaborated with Uvar and Alter Hour while making some appearances behind the decks in the company of Sonohat, Macarie, Viktor Udvari, Khristian K, Paul Coman and Stoilku.
We start with the first record where A1 “Skyhaze” will surely trigger memories of Santana’s “Soul Sacrifice” at Woodstock 69, as the psychedelic guitar provided by Cristian Vulpe adds an eerie dimension to the driving composition. On the flipside, B1 “Roots” is designed with an uptempo vibration, perfect for peak-time transitions at a party, while B2 “Knock” is more spacious and suitable for the after hours. With acidic influences entangled with Balearic harmonies, the cut brings forward warm melodies washed in illusive vocals.
The second wax opens with the bass-driven “Blue Devils”, a groover that builds tension through intricate variations, darker atmospheres and echoed piano notes. Following, “Zero Zero” reveals a throbbing arrangement infused with ghostly textures and heavy modulations while “Sneak Peak” closes the release with a solid minimal and syncopated sound. Here, the focus falls on the percussive elements, with the complementary micropatterns and glitching creating a funky vibe ideal for the early hours of the night.
Listen to the snippets and grab your copy of Ways Of Being EP at deejay.de
Title: Ways Of Being EP
Cat. number: LIED001
Release date: 29.10.2019
Format: 2×12” vinyl-only
Words by AndreiB
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