- Release Date 2018-01-08
- Label Movement Recordings
- Catalog MOVD0156
The release begins with its title and showcase piece 'Rina' which finds the trio crafting a tough, techno inspired groover. Punchy kicks, ominous bass stabs and driving percussion make for a dramatic first act. Metallic melodies, although indistinct, highlight the main break before a stripped back drop sets up an emotive finale. 'Native' meanwhile comes with a more progressive minded groove as galloping rhythms and fiery synths lead the charge. Tasteful modulation sparks tension during a short but timely break, resetting the groove for a powerful finale.
At the EP's halfway point comes 'Monkey' which shifts the narrative further into melodic territory. Smooth chord changes and staggered synths lead to a quirky and highly emotive break as the pixie-like lead steals your heart, foreshadowing a dreamy conclusion. The release concludes with the cool and catchy 'Personal'. A commanding dance floor presence is born out of rolling grooves, crisp percussion and vibrant electronics; perfectly setting up a heads down third act. A summation of the entire collection in a way and sign of great things to come for TH;EN and Starkato in 2018.