The Swiss pair Federico Sutera & Laurent Schmidhäusler that forms the insidious duo Rotkeller returns to Thrènes with a 5 track EP titled ‘Antimatter‘ that comes with a stunning remix by Kangding Ray.
‘Antimatter‘ will be out in Vinyl & all digital formats on June 10th, 2022 via Thrènes. Along the EP, you can denote an infectious bassline mixed with a different range of deep sounds, rhythms and melodies. The intensity shown in each track makes this release a powerful hypnotic weapon with strong hits. Very recommendable. Full details below.
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The clandescent Federico Sutera and Laurent Schmidhäusler form the insidious duo Rotkeller, known for their excursions into ponderous and maundering interpretations of electronic music. Their last release on Thrènes was an experimental and perplexing delight that perpetuated their virtuosity. The Swiss pair has returned to release a pressing technoid sound on the Thrènes imprint entitled Anti-matter.
The project kicks off the track ‘Antimatter’. It has distinctive and emphatic patterned per-cussions and a wandering pad that wistfully saunders in and out. There are clever uses of claps, crisp hats and insisted clicks. The track lays the foundation of the sound to ex-pect from the EP with comprehensive yet wonderous beats.
‘DipK‘ follows the opening track, which has a bit more body and sways. It was made for the waning hours of a club when it might be get-ting bright outside, but the crowd doesn‘t want to leave. It has a captivating synth that runs throughout and an infectious bassline; the sound allows the mind to roam free but rhythmic drums, hits and snares make the body move.
Midway through is the Kangding Ray remix of ‘Tetra4‘. The French-born but Berlin-based artist is known for his mastery in blurring the lines between techno and experimental, and this track is a testament to his talents. The cut has a classic underground club feel as it simply keeps up the tempo. The oscillating synth is compounded with spacy fluttering stabs with a kick drum that adds resounding velocity to the track.
The penultimate track, ‘Skpp Skpp‘, features B.Skupin. It has an enchanting heavy breath prominent throughout the cut, accompanied by ethereal choir chants and a deep repeti-tive voice before being replaced by a siren-like synth. The beats fluctuate by dropping in and out, enhanced by the catalyst of deep drums and luring drops.
The final cut is the original mix of ‘Tetra4‘, which keeps the same modus operandi of the remix. The telling differences come in the pensive drops and ability to slow tempo mo-mentarily with hypnotic synths and drifting rhythms.
Antimatter will be the first release under the Thrènes in the new year and will be released on vinyl and digital. Expect this EP from Rot-keller to be released on June 10, 2022.
Label: Thrénes Records
Remixers: Kangding Ray
Release Formats: Digital, Vinyl
Release Date: June 10th, 2022
Cat. No. thrns007
Distribution: Triple Vision
- Tetra4 (Kangding Ray Remix)
- Skpp Skpp feat. B. Skupin
All tracks written and produced by Rotkeller
Additional vocals by Bernhard Skupin (Track 4)
Remix by Kangding Ray (Track 3)
Artwork designed by Dimitris Baboulis
Mastered by Giovanni Conti at Artefacts Mastering
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