– GUERRILLA WARFARE –
The opening 30 seconds of Further play out less as a preamble and more as a premonition; a foreboding shadow that creeps over the horizon before the multi-limbed behemoth that is CID RIM’s drum-kit comes sputtering into life in the chorus.
Taken from his recently released Control EP, the track combines all the best/most bonkers bits we’ve come to expect from the multi-instrumentalist and Dorian Concept-collaborator.
Only, this time Clemens Bächer (as he’s known to his Mum) drafts in Austrian compatriot, soul singer Lylit to sugar the pill.
And sugar the pill she does. Her caramel tones are the perfect foil for the backing track, matching its weird with more subtle honey-tinged harmonies.
But there’s no escaping those fills. The perfect mix of tactile exhibition and tasteful restraint, between the chorus stabs Bächer’s playing stands as a lesson in how to harness energy and impress on the kit in a tasteful way.
“If you take all the energy a defeat or a big loss creates and channel it in the right positive direction it can give you a boost to take risks, challenge yourself and go further than you’ve gone before” he says.
The Control EP is out now.
MORE FROM THIS WEEK’S MIX
HUMAN BLOOM: CAPILLARY
KATE TEMPEST: HOLY ELIXIR
SKINNY PELEMBE: NO BLACKS, NO DOGS, NO IRISH
JJ WHITEFIELD: YELLOW SARI
P.S. You can find all of the tracks reviewed above in the 45 Revolutions per Minute playlist below or click to access the 45 RPM Playlist on Spotify itself.
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– SV –