Rift Vision 001
Rift Vision Records
TBR: 20th November
Stay-at-home music producer and pro-streaming DJ Lauren Ritter is here to showcase her latest adventure. Rift Vision Records is a brand new music label that will be providing liminal and subconscious music that wants to inspire dancing and gathering. Bouncing from the wall of her recent minimal house sessions, this new direction shows us the tender and introspective side to the artist. Utilising live music, organic instruments, and spoken word from Tenesha The Wordsmith, this EP explores the human side of electronica.
It begins with Vespers and a set of tonal drums begin to chant in heady progressions. A synthetic kick merges with timbre from wooden and skinned percussion. Cymbals plunge in from the edge as a dreamy plucked melody starts to bubble through filmy vision. Synthesiser frolics as the rhythm sections the music into structure.
Next we get a taste of the spoken word as a brief phonic is cast across the stillness like a stone. It bounces into synthesiser and retrograde rhythms that wind like a bobbin. More vocal rises from the dreamy composition, until a statue like form of poetry emerges in fullness. Splashy melody frames the magical positivity that manifests as womanly beauty. We next find ourselves in the whirlwind of Dirty Moses and a yang infused addition. This falls back to allow Tenesha the Wordsmith to conquer with love as many have done before.
Quartz begins with a funky rhythm built on drums that resonate with a genuine quality. A mix of skins and styles merge into one formation of percussive flux as layers nestle snugly against one another. A sneaking synthesiser brings out a pipe melody as luminous phrases shine like reflections at sunrise. Underneath forms a murky subchord that wobbles and distorts under layers of translucent sounds.
It ends with a euphoric synthesiser wave that splashes out across rumbling cymbal percussion, muffled at first but soon joined by extra instruments. Snare builds an exploratory progression as more melody begins to rise like layers of a volcanic island. Value of a Piece Taken emerges as a smooth and gradual piece that shimmers with an ethereal charm.
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