Next up on Nuremberg label Kias is an accomplished and subtle recording from Tripeo who follows up releases on Ben Sims’ label and Clone with his ‘Robber Barons’ EP.
Detached From Our Surroundings’ sets an intoxicating tone from the get-go.
Moody, deep-set chords creep through minor keys while a staccato riﬀ circles overhead. Drums are cleverly balanced against the heady melodies making it equally as eﬀective in a warm-up set or as part of a memorable after-hours trip.
‘Robber Barons’ then builds a nice contrast between organic sonics and raw, 808 drums. A stripped, primal groove unfurls as parameters are gently manipulated, building tension throughout a brooding and dynamic piece of analog-heavy Techno.
Answer Code Request Remix then weighs in and oﬀers up a free-ﬂowing interpretation of Robber Barons. Here, a master at work allows his machines to breathe as the track gradually renders a dreamy but rugged landscape.