RETZA returns to the LO-FI-45 fold with Eta Carinae / Polar', the first of the label's catalogue to be released on vinyl. A fitting title, as this young talent's star is certainly shining brightly- RETZA is hot off the heels of collaborations with France's YOKOO on KINDISCH & ALL DAY I DREAM.
Eta Carinae / Polar' is a stunning addition to RETZA's solo discography. Showcasing his intrinsic knowledge of and feel for the art of musical composition, RETZA's intricately constructed soundscapes and authentic instrumental cutaways induce a sense of warmth and familiarity.
RETZA's electronic fingers cascade delicately in Eta Carinae' through piano notes, that enter almost immediately and remain, defining this deep house groove. The journey feels incredibly fresh, like a new resolution after intense period of thought.
Polar's' thick bassline slides around its low sub frequency range framing a variety of hand cut sample slices, carefully selected and cured from the finest audio delicatessen in all the land. Merging seamlessly together, they create a movement that's both dark and surprisingly funky at the same time.
Remixes for Eta Carinae' come from none other than Seattle's PEZZNER, whose 90's indie-electronic milieu is stylistically apposite here. The mix is dynamically diverse, presenting each of the charming elements of the original with revised scrutiny, forming a new persona and climate for the piece to thrive. Melbourne's MATT WATERS rounds out the package with distinctive panache in his truly outstanding tech-house cut.