Continuing the themes of his self titled debut last year- Mute City finds Austrian producer Clemens Bacher still pushing boundaries. Known as an acclaimed jazz drummer and multi-instrumentalist - Bacher continues a fine tradition of Viennese Jazz and maverick electronics programming- bringing a patina of otherworldy musicality to the progressive dance/hiphop niche that he works within. As well as developing his live show- the last 12 months have seen him produce for Theophilus London, Spoek Mathumbo and Mikky Ekko as well as a showstopping remix for Glaswegian band CHVRCHES that has clocked up serious airplay all across the world and been heavily featured by Zane Lowe on Radio 1.
Opener Fade oozes positivity between bitcrushed drums and distorted chords leading us to Animus:Anima a beautiful combination of soaring arpeggios and moments of sheer beauty. Title track Mute City ups the tempo and is perhaps the best example of how dancefloor friendly his music can be. Closing the EP are Red Ocean- a slower drum led slice of prog-hiphop and the overture of Extended Ranges which recalls the interludes of his previous release and serves as a dramatic closer.