Preview Ore’s first outing for Civil, and the Darling Farah and Jon Convex remixes.
The ever-eclectic Civil Music‘s latest signing, anonymous Londoner Ore, fits the label’s dark-yet-danceable ethos into a buoyant techno framework. The four originals begin with the gritty chug of ‘Four Pins’. It builds up to an absorbing peak with resonant synths, before ‘Rise’ softens the tone with atmospheric layers, echoing vocals and comparitively restrained percussion. ‘Cafe Torrefies’ opens the B-side with choppy rhythms and bottom-heavy chords, leaving the lengthy 4×4 intro and stirring drop of ‘Nolita’ to end the record.
‘Rise’ is also the subject of two digital-only interpretations. Civil mainstay Darling Farah adds layers of atmosphere and buries the sharp-edged percussion of Ore’s version, whilst Jon Convex goes the other way, stripping back the airy textures into mechanic techno and adding a fierce bassline.
Forthcoming on vinyl and digital on April 29.
Ore – ‘State’ EP full tracklisting:
01. Four Pins
03. Cafe Torrifies
05. Rise (Jon Convex Remix)
06. Rise (Darling Farah Remix)