First EP of the label Lowlife Cartel.
Dissociative tones, texture of the sound and atmosphere sought here, more than melody. No boundary in genre but same sonic ethos.
The two sides of the EP includes two tracks ambient/downtempo fitting with patient listening. Three other, lofi tracks, and more efficient to play into clubs.
Face A starts with "Nerve Splicing" by Telekommunist, also known as wpx7, face covered and steps muffled through a deadening blizzard of tape saturation and white noisey envelops that find a balance between deepening the sense of immersion and a retained groove.
"Kairu" by A. Latif, affiliated to the experimental and elusive russian label john's kingdom. An arsenal of textures are employed, surrounded all the time by different kind of breeths carving out a growingly satisfying contrast between the shivery charm of its melodic line and the roughness of its elements. A rough diamond.
Face B, "KFS", by Vslds (present on the next Cousin Carl release, after Kinway and Voyd) is a delusional and abstract piece of lofi hip hop. Setting skittish drums and heavily altered rapper vox
sample, smothered against a grey-ish canvas of blurry, washed-out pads. This feels both playful and unhealthy.
"Gotta go fast", by Paul Santangelo (Venetian Causeway), is marked with the very personal style of this artist who does his way across the ever effervescent lofi techno scene. The round, drag-shed bass, fits with an introspective melody and atmosphere. "Every man has a woman who loves him", by Loophie (Raw Russians), surprises the listener at the end of the disc with a lofi house track sampled from John Lennon, very effective in club. The czech lofi house videomaker Moskalus edited a video of it on his youtube channel. 5 artists to follow.