Please Touch

by Rrose

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Thibaut Devigne
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Thibaut Devigne An excellent piece of electronic music which draws and weaves influences from techno, ambiant and industrial in something completely unique. Flirting with a more experimental side, it is still approachable and easily understandable. Great work.
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wram Been having this on repeat for days now, and I won't stop.
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TVS You can truly Touch the sound in this masterpiece. Rrose is always a guarantee and an inspiration for my music.
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Finn of Tomland When Rrose delivers an album you know that you'll get the most perfectly honed experimental electronic music no matter what tempo or genre.
And from what i have heard from the excerpts of this album it's absolutely not an exception to the rule because this is yet another precious gem from a true sonic wizard.
So, if you know what's good for you, just do your shopping.
Up for album of the year this end.
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krs3000 Received the cd today and I'm overwhelmed. This is exactly the album I wished for: deep, experimental, atmospheric and touching music. A perfect techno mindfuck. Favorite track: The Illuminating Glass.
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Michelle This album freaked out my cat. Full endorsement.
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Rib Cage 08:18
Spore 07:08
Feeding Time 07:51
Spines 09:21
Disappeared 05:57
Turning Blue 08:36


Eaux proudly announces the second full length solo LP from Rrose, Please Touch, released on vinyl, CD, and digital download in June 2023. The LP follows 2019’s Hymn to Moisture in ways that are both subtle and striking: Please Touch further hones the artist’s tensile sound while exploring new aesthetic vistas and basking in an undeniably erotic sense of play. Moving with undulating power, the album’s nine tracks drift across tempos from a weightless 0 bpm to a crawling 100 to a lunging 140 and back, with a rich palette of sculpted noise and cross-talking microtones.

Rrose’s compositional process, rooted in their studies with West Coast avant garde trailblazers at Mills College, centers on “seed” sounds being fed through elaborate webs of interrelated audio processing. The result is a world where changes in any one element have downstream implications for some or all the others. It’s a rich interdependence that lets the tracks breathe, grow and mutate with uncanny organicism. Please Touch addresses in equal measure the perceptual and the corporeal: these are sounds that sink into the body, exhibiting a tactility that pushes, pulls, bends and yields with fearsome vibrancy.

The album splits its time between radical techno iterations and pieces which pare back the percussion, letting the synth textures uncurl in their own time and space. The quivering drone and rolling sub-bass of “Joy of the Worm’’ set the tone for the record, while “Rib Cage,” Spore" and “Spines ” swing with stepping rhythmic underpinnings. Building with finely calibrated tension, they use their few elements to startling, snarling effect. “Pleasure Vessels” is a rare moment of becalmed introspection in Rrose’s oeuvre, hinting at a melodic ambiance that is practically unseen in previous works. It glows with a soft, dawn-like light before dissolving into a tidal fizz. “The Illuminating Glass’’ brings the tempo down to a languorous chug, nodding its way through a field of glistening chirps and leaden gasps. “Feeding Time,” “Disappear” and album closer “Turning Blue’’ meanwhile nod to the cerebral psychedelia of Rrose’s forebears, with mesmeric, looping textures and long, magisterial tones not dissimilar to the spectral works of James Tenney (whose work Rrose regularly performs) and the deep listening pieces of Pauline Oliveros.

The title of the album refers playfully to the tactile quality of the music while hinting at a forbidden sensuality that is only permitted within the confines of this microcosm. The phrase is also another nod to Marcel Duchamp, who gave this title to a 1947 exhibition of Surrealist art. .


released June 23, 2023

mastered by Stefan Betke at scape mastering
cover artwork by Jon-Paul Villegas
design and layout by Rrose





Born 1969
Died 1909

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