Monday, July 10, 2017

Range of Regularity Remixes 1 - Samuel Rohrer (ArjunaMusic Electronic Series)

Title: Range of Regularity Remixes 1
Artist: Samuel Rohrer
Label: ArjunaMusic Electronic Series
Cat Number: AMEL-EP716
Genre: Minimal

A: Uncertain Grace (Vilod Remix)
B: Lenina (Ricardo Villalobos Remix)

Minimal still divides people. It’s all about the groove and ride, but so much of it descends into self-indulgence that it can be difficult to see a beginning and an ending. It often lacks muscle, too frequently spiraling up its own spiral sphincter of linear monotony. Heard out, it needs more stamina, in isolation more flourishes. I generalize inasmuch as I believe it’s often one person’s word against another in such circumstances and there’s a time and a place for everything. The Vilod remix of ‘Uncertain Grace’ falls into the category I like; it has drive, a purpose and versatility. It’ll soak up anything layered with it and peak at the right moments. Stepping away from Max Loderbauer, Ricardo Villalobos interpretation of ‘Maria’ is in a category all of its own, and while you won’t catch me dancing to it, I may read a few Edgar Allen Poe poems to its accompaniment.

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