"musically, I wanted to focus on dynamics and interesting arrangements.
there are cases where having the same beat loop forever is effective, but I was more interested in really sculpting a world for each of these songs to exist in”
via raundhaus, durham producer calapse [reed benjamin] unleashed a wonderfully appointed three-track ep by the name vital signs. even at meager three tracks this body of work certainly earns the name, as each new cut fills out into interesting three dimensional compositions. for that reason, to experience these pieces is to find some real room to breathe in the sonic ether.
"It's meant to be played in a club on a loud system. After playing out more than I ever have as CALAPSE, I was very conscious of how I wanted to push the tempos in these songs and turn up the energy.”
in the past benjamin’s music has been less “extroverted”. the decision to stray a bit from their more experimental and tempered style came over the last year as they began play more live. These up tempo, textured club sticks come with artwork and visual sync for “vox box”[the first track on the ep] made with an algorithmic method implemented in code. 'looks like moogfest came early this year.
::. [ bit.ly/2Hi5PT8 ] | vox box visual
::. [ bit.ly/2J7kYwu ] | starkeffect
::. [ bit.ly/2sEKwWs ] | thefaceblur