- Release Date 2007-07-09
- Label Get Physical Music
- Catalog GPM073
Ritch saves his best for Physical, though, with two minimal house tracks of real energy and sophistication comprising this new 12". A master of slow-burning intensity, Ritch's begins 'June' in understated fashion, but build after build, and the onset of busy, chattering percussion, sonar pings and ravey acid lines take things to a wholly different level. Ritch's skill is in accumulating layer over layer of effects and then, in a magical instant, stripping things back to raw elements; some of the compressed, filtered breaks on 'June' will cause serious dancefloor damage and delight.
B-side 'Messene' is a similarly stealthy assault on the dancefloor. A tough, insistent kick gives the track its shape, but it's the clever edits and bleepy, entrancing melody folding in on and around itself that really captivate: this is a track to lose oneself in completely.
With the 'June' 12", Paul Ritch gives us two sides of mesmerizing, delicate and intelligently programmed tech-house that will sound huge at afterhours and peaktime alike.