Hymn to Moisture

by Rrose

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BWR
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BWR In techno the wheel has been invented in cycles during three decades, this is the last wheel.
Northworks
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Northworks Rrose keeps the quality dialled up to maximum here with an object lesson in how techno can be so much more than hammering kick drums. Working the ground between techno and avant garde experimental music, these tracks incorporate shifting synthesized drones and hypnotic rhythms, composed in unfolding, interlocking structures.

A shout out too for the mastering, which sounds like it has been done to perfection (by Stefan Betke, aka Pole); the dynamic range and balance of frequencies is superb. Favorite track: Hymn to Moisture.
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Finn of Tomland Rrose truly master the craft of making great music no matter what tempo and this very beautiful album spans from Drone to Techno seemingly without effort.
Highly recommended!
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“Hymn to Moisture” explores embodiment in natural phenomena by playing with microtonal and unstable tunings, shifting overtones, and integrated modulations that make it difficult to separate tone from noise. Evoking wind, water, rock, and flesh, the album occupies multiple spaces simultaneously: abrasive and tranquil, propulsive and meditative, familiar and alien. It shows an equal reverence for techno pioneers such as Jeff Mills, Pan Sonic, and Plastikman as it does for composers such as Eliane Radigue, Laurie Spiegel, and Phill Niblock. “Hymn to Moisture” is Rrose’s first solo album, and it unfolds with the scrupulous care and patience that defines all of Rrose’s auditory experiments. The album marks the artist’s most refined work to date.

Since its inception in 2011, the Rrose project has spawned over a dozen vinyl EPs on Sandwell District, Stroboscopic Artefacts, Infrastructure, and their own Eaux label as well as three collaborative albums with Bob Ostertag (on Buchla 200E modular synthesizer), Charlemagne Palestine (for two pianos), and Lucy (as Lotus Eater) respectively. A fourth album-length project on Seattle’s Further Records saw Rrose reinterpreting and extending James Tenney’s monolithic 1971 piece “Having Never Written a Note for Percussion” for solo gong. “Hymn to Moisture” is Rrose's first solo album of original material.

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released November 8, 2019

Mastered by Stefan Betke
Bassoon on "Saliva" by LAW 334
Cover image by Jon-Paul Villegas

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