ARTIST: Reedale Rise
TITLE: Luminous Air
A-SIDE: Luminous Air, Astral Flex
B-SIDE: Medusozoa, Ancient Intelligence, Kerris
C-SIDE: Canopy Of Light, Shimmering, Distance Between Waves
D-SIDE: Rosetta, Ascending Petal, Harbour
DATE: August 2018
Kondi proudly welcomes Reedale Rise to the imprint with this beautiful 2x12" debut album by one of the most fascinating and talented electro producers around these days.
After the solid releases on Frustrated Funk and Where We Met it seems the Liverpool wonder AKA Simon Keat has impressed almost everyone with his unique take on classic house and techno compositions in a wide range; from the moody and groovy beats by Detroit legends Carl Craig and Derrick May, while staying close to Drexciya, ITDWIP and Jeremiah R in term of texture and arrangement all mixed with a sound design and ambience found in early Autechre and LTJ Bukem - just to top it up with a tiny little bit of that 90s club minded UK sound delivered by Leftfield, Orbital and LFO.
Beautiful synth pads, punchy, crunchy and groovy electro beats arranged around a good ol' fashioned analogue synth bass with a characteristic bending synth lead sound on top is really hard not to love and pretty much sums up what Reedale Rises electrofunk journeys are all about.
Luminous Air is one big lush, joyful and emotional ride throughout the late summer breeze and is a sure hit whether you go for a party on the beach, a nighttime drive on Hwy1 or just need an easy night with a drink on the balcony. As long as you bring your turntable!