NEW MUSIC: LT – North Circular

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IS: Rhythm Section International Bandcamp

Another classy joint from Rhythm Section International (audio)

If there’s any label whose releases I wish I could have more of it would definitely have to be Rhythm Section INTL. Reason being, they have one of the most eclectic rosters of electronic music producers of any label at the moment. Sadly due to tight funds and misplaced priorities, I usually miss out on most of their release before I can get around to picking them up. And out of all the records that I wished I had picked up last year, Mallard’s Verte EP was definitely pretty high on that list. But luckily, it looks like I’ll be getting a second chance this year by way of LT’s Forest Floor EP coming out this year (LT is apparently a friend of Mallard).

Sort of similar in sound and asthetics to Mallard, this track “North Circular” is retro-tinged electronic music track that is both fond of the early days of electronic music but not completely obsessed with completely ripping it off. It has a lot Orbital-esque elements; the dancing keyboard arpeggios and bass lines, thick ambience, and even an old-school drum break thrown in for good measure. But where the track truly excels is in its arrangement; moving elements in and out of the mix perfectly so as to not make the track ever sound too redundant or repetitive. It also helps that the track is just an absolute joy to listen to. So while I might have missed last year’s Mallard EP, I think I’ll definitely be picking this one up this year.

LT’s Forest Floor EP will be out on Rhythm Section International on July 27th and is available for pre-order now!


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