After the big success of the previous three releases, Except Live returns with the fourth catalogue on his own label. Release number 4 is another four tracker killer by the Venice based eclectic artist.
First track is ‘Vortex’, where raw and distorted snares meet crispy hi-hats and shakers, creating a perpetual movement that reminds to a vortex indeed. Some dusty synths, pads and little variations into the groove make of this one a perfect opening tool.
‘Like a Cloud’ brings happy and positive vibrations as the title suggest using with warm pads and atmospheres. It’s a great housy track with solid sub bass and a catchy groove with a missing clap on the beat that unavoidably makes you want to dance.
On the B side, ‘Shadow’ hits harder since the beginning with weird delayed percussions and filtered hats that create a great a space where deep pads and low-fi sinister synths can safely move all over the track.
Closing the EP is ‘Running’: a true minimalistic gem with a super tight groove made by hi-hat and snare only. The drums perfectly work together with the analog synth for a beauty masterpiece which shows once again the amazing skills of Except behind the desk.
A1 – Vortex
A2 – Like A Cloud
B1 – Shadow
B2 – Running