After a five year pause for breath, Rainer Veil return with their debut full length for Modern Love; an immersive, kinematic tumble through electronic forms from hyper trance to tape dub experiments and loose polyrhythms - a summoning of 'ardcore spirits in flux.
A hypnotic soundworld tempered by weighty bass and angular construction, Vanity marks a breaking away from the binds of overthinking, an embrace of imperfection. It's a brighter set of tracks then anything we've heard from them before, discarding the fog of filters and guitar pedals in pursuit of a more loose-limbed and swung ideal.
Opening on the skeletal trance vapour-trail Sim Screen and the agitated Repatterning, we head into a ferociously asymmetric warehouse swerve In Gold Mills conjuring an uncanny, nighttime vision of suburban bass riddled with tension and bliss. Shallows retreats through isolation dub, echoing Change Is Never Easy, a re-worked house template fractured to its bare percussive core, while FM2 entwines a double helix of DX7 patches with a heart wrench, and Gauze dismantles a mosaic of kwaito patterns, buried under a haze of smoke.
Tracing rapidly mutating electronic forms, from ringtone hooks to latinate rhythms and razor synth edits, Vanity explores an instinctive swell of ideas and influences in perpetual and unstoppable forward motion, a sequence of flash frames captured and distilled for posterity.
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