RETZA returns to the LO-FI-45 fold with Eta Carinae / Polar, the first of the labels catalogue to be released on vinyl. A fitting title, as this young talents star is certainly shining brightly- RETZA is hot off the heels of collaborations with Frances YOKOO on KINDISCH & ALL DAY I DREAM, dominating Beatports Deep House chart in the process.
Eta Carinae / Polar is a stunning addition to RETZAs solo discography. Showcasing his intrinsic knowledge of and feel for the art of musical composition, RETZAs intricately constructed soundscapes and authentic instrumental cutaways induce a sense of warmth and familiarity.
RETZAs electronic fingers cascade delicately in Eta Carinae through piano notes, that enter almost immediately and remain; defining this deep house groove. The journey feels incredibly fresh, like a new resolution after intense period of thought.
Polars thick bassline slides around its low sub frequency range framing a variety of hand cut sample slices, carefully selected and cured from the finest audio delicatessen in all the land. Merging seamlessly together, they create a movement thats both dark and surprisingly funky at the same time.
Remixes for Eta Carinae come from none other than Seattles PEZZNER, whose 90s indie-electronic milieu is stylistically apposite here. The mix is dynamically diverse, presenting each of the charming elements of the original with revised scrutiny; forming a new persona and climate for the piece to thrive. Melbournes MATT WATERS rounds out the package with distinctive panache in his truly outstanding tech-house cut.