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 up again as Masks for their second studio effort, plainly titled ‘EP2‘, forthcoming on San Francisco’s Spring Theory. Expect a similar degree of venturesome drum programming, laid back synth-smithery and dusky, vaporous tapestries.
Premiereing through our channels today, ‘Emotional Response‘ lives up to its title’s promise, offering a purely blissed-out moment of abandon to us all sore, feeling souls out there. Hydraulic-powered, live-recorded 909 lines shuffle and stamp as obsessive piano stabs softly drum their nostalgic hex into the dancers’ heads for over seven minutes of a total trip, providing what the label justly calls the “perfect soundtrack to a cathartic cry on the dancefloor“. Just let the vibes flow.
EP2 is released via Spring Theory on 30th July, pre-order a copy from Bandcamp.
A1. In This Room
A2. In Another Room
B1. Emotional Response
B2. In This Room (Bookworms Remix)