Taped Artifact label boss Kevin Arnemann is back on his own label with a new three track EP. It marks only the Dutchman’s third release—the second on his own label after an EP from Natan H—but is a truly deep and atmospheric offering that takes its cues from many different sounds and scenes.
Opener 'Concealed' is a deep, firmly rooted techno cut that is hugely expansive and cavernous, with smeared pads stretching out in all directions. The drums are heavyweight and rumble down low as grainy, lo fi atmospherics suck you in up top. 'Exposed' is another insular and heady house roller, this time with dubby chords fleshing out the more bumpy groove. Carefully filtered pads pan around the space to add a sense of scale as you glide along, then '19_Eleven' burrows deep underground with soft but driving drums, a heavy autumnal fog and lingering pads all trapping you in Arnemann’s stoned, bleak yet somehow inviting world.