played by:Exium, Cez (Pop Your Funk), Owain Kimber (Owain K), Other People's Lives (Opl), Dan Lodig, M50 (Kimochi), Juno Recommends Leftfield, Jamie Behan (Bastardo Electrico), Solution, Richard Zepezauer ( Rz-1 ), Skyline Recordings Chart, Rndm, Ali Renault, Aybee, Callum Quarton (Remote Uk), Joe Drive, Phiorio, Tom Trago
"It's like painting with button and sliders... Melting and dripping, seeping yourself liquid into the machinery." So said Darren Cunningham when discussing the creation of R.I.P, his long awaited follow up to Splazsh. It's a compelling image that works in practice too. R.I.P creates microcosmic sound worlds within each track: "Holy Water" for instance tumbles in on itself in a melange of shimmering sinewave droplets, while the pitchshifted waves of "Tree Of Knowledge" seem to inhale and exhale like a living being, crumpling inwards on itself to repeat the same motion ad infinitum. And although it uses much the same, occasionally abrasive sonic building blocks as Cunningham's been developing for many years, the pastoral tones of "Uriel's Black Harp" and the Alva Noto styles of "Jardin" make R.I.P a surprisingly graceful album. It may not be techno as many will know it, but Cunningham has never made techno in the traditional sense anyway - and it's clear on listening to R.I.P that he's only just beginning to realise the musical forms that have been swarming inside his brain for years.
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