Five years after their debut outing on Opal Tapes, ‘Food Plus Drug (II)‘, US-based producers Patricia, real name Max Ravitz, and Alexis Georgopoulos, aka Arp, team
Electronica-infused modular techno rubbing off onto post-industrial ambient upholstery, Ravitz’s music is essentially alien and intrepidly unpigeonholeable to the bone. Patrica steps up to provide an ultra rare live recording taken from his performance at the debut edition of Bucharest’s Automata Festival – a masterclass of ultra-sensory techno grooves and playful hardware juggling.
Behind the mysterious and womanly name of Patricia hides none other than New York-based producer and industrious analogue head Max Ravitz. To celebrate the release of his new album, Max opens up on the conscious and unconscious nature of his music, how modern rap is a breath of fresh air and his here-and-now approach to studio production amongst (many) other things.
It’s this time of the year again: Best of lists are back! You hate them, right? Well, don’t be such a grinch. This best tracks list’s only purpose is to dispense a tiny dose of what’s been, once again, a brilliant year for musical creation, with plenty more than just dozens of top-notch EPs and albums.