Artist: Saro Carrasi
Album: No Rest
Remixes: Ray Okpara & Mobius Strum, Gabriel Ferreira, Malandra jr.
Label: Playground Records
Art: Victoria Zaffari
Mastering: Javier Ferreira
Release date: 27/04/2017
The track which gives its name to the EP is a strong stampede of sinister sound, dark tone with powerful kick, fat and rocky hi hats and whip-like claps. The basis sets up an acid modulation that carries and twists the track, giving a perverse sensation of pleasant suffering with no rest.
Irregular Heartbeat is a sloppy trotting bass with strident leads that reminds us of Belgian sound and 90’s rave parties, only slower and surrounded by mystery.
No Way Out follows the same front bass line with sound of smashes strings, notes of industrial reminiscences, smashy rides and shouts as a contemporary tribute to Front 242 to dance wildly.
Western Soul becomes drier and stiff. With mysterious, whispering and hungry sounds, it transforms into a ride through an uncertain and fearful landscape, quite comforting in its weirdness.
The high caliber remixes start with Malandra jr., making No Rest a big beat track, trippy and powerful.
Gabriel Ferreira gives a cutting and pushing rhythm to No Rest to make it a stomper remix with claps in quarter notes, where acid tech rubs shoulders with ghetto tech.
As a closure, an other remix by Ferreira in swing key, the 4×4 with two kicks of different accents makes us dance moving shoulders, shaking arms and nodding with a not quite common rhythm in electronic music.
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