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Producer Rose Noir has released an EP so good it’s criminal. Titled Bloom and signed to Halfeti Records, the 6-track project is best described as cinematic; It’s easy to imagine the EP as a collection of soundtracks for an action-packed detective film. Like a murder mystery, each song is a piece of a greater whole, a clue in a whodunit.
‘Hope’ flings us, by the seat of our pants, into an alternate dimension, where admirable protagonists and sleazy bad guys go head-to-head, battling it out to the swagger of jazzy chords and lively drum fills. Bass-heavy yet sharp, ‘Flavor’ lurks In the back alleys of the EP, ready to swindle us and steal all of our attention. The languid track radiates dangerously dissonant tones as if to say, “it feels so good to be bad”.
Remarkably retro, ‘Modele V’ is as slick as they come. With shiny rims and a booming sound system, the track motors through a soundscape of gliding synth lines, spacious drum breaks, and squelching guitar riffs. Turn up the volume and you’ll hear all kinds of subtleties.
4. Modele V
6. Nite and Days
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