JamRat – Marble Grounds [Rhizome]
The first pressing to arrive from the freshly established American record label Rhizome is delivered by the JamRat duo alongside Cristi Tudorache aka Melodie and Mihai Mihalcea aka Teluric as Glueped on remix duties. Titled “Marble Grounds”, the 12” features two original cuts and two re-interpretations designed with deep and warm sounds, perfect for mind-drifting or introspective moments. The imprint is a part of an evolving project between Kristijan and Benjamin of Seattle-based collectives Grounded and subMerge. Drawing on past collaborative experiences, Rhizome envisions a metaphysical space for developing connection and community between individuals passionate about exploratory music and complimentary design.
Paris Siris and Ben Jam aka JamRat are known to be working with analogue gear, as the music they bring forward is always organic and incorporates elements from many genres and subgenres. Their distinct approach to modern electronic music is also felt in their selections while on this material it smoothly blends downtempo vibrations with minimalistic deep house sounds. The local duo Glueped joins the ride, delivering bright and uplifting versions on both sides, carefully crafted in order to make sure that whoever’s listening or dancing to the record will definitely have a magical and emotional experience.
As a part of this year’s feeder sound II cultural project, on Wednesday the 22nd of April you can catch the first episode of the 7 Live Streaming Events with Teluric at the decks, in the company of visual artist Maria Bălan who will perform a live-painting session.
The title track “Marble Grounds” opens Side A with a slow rhythm, flavoured with a bubbling bassline, melodic synth arrangements and ever-evolving background pads and textures. The bleeping drumming layers flow into the downtempo side of electronic music while the progression of the track offers multiple variations with a mesmerizing effect. Following, the remix gains more tempo yet remains spacious and dreamy as the original edit. The swinging percussion provides a perfect balance and the other elements seem to rotate around it in a captivating dance of going in and out of focus.
Side B kicks in with “Neurocare Locale”, a harmonic fizzing piece built with vast build-ups and influences taken from acid, deep and soulful house music. Here, we immediately feel the presence of a playful synth elegantly combined with auspicious vocals and reverberating micropatterns in order to create ephemeral reflections that dissolve in extended breakdowns only to return with another shape. Closing the wax, the remix envisions a dancefloor-ready rhythm perfect for the afterhours or daytime sets. The spacious atmosphere is maintained, unfolding a steady-paced cut crafted with deep themes and frequencies.
Grab your copy of Marble Grounds at deejay.de
Title: Marble Grounds
Cat. number: RHZ001
Release date: 07.02.2020
Words by AndreiB
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