Steyoyoke Black is pleased to welcome Arude with a stunning debut performance in ‘Existentia’. The EP features two energetically charged tracks with an underlying sense of longing.
The title track ‘Existentia’ is dominated by a detuned staccato supported by a hectic layer of white noise percussion, while an acoustic smattering of tambourines and tomtoms make it a definite crowd-mover. The staccato wanders up and down the scale in organized disarray thrown into relief periodically by a beautiful warm sawtooth. ‘Existentia’ provides a wonderful example of the beauty of organized chaos and is certainly a well-crafted debut for the label.
‘Pulsatio’ adds a pinch of house to Arude’s characteristic sound. Classic open hats and a submerged clap push the groove forward. Where ‘Existentia’ is wild, ‘Pulsatio’ hits home with monotonous precision. A compelling melody builds relentlessly, finally leaving the listener seemingly where he started as the break disintegrates into a maddeningly efficient drop.
‘Existentia’ is an energetic package aimed at the club. Toolish at times and intensely climactic, Arude shows that he is not in the business of taking prisoners with his debut on Steyoyoke Black.