The always innovative and underground label that is Catch Recordings is back with release number eight, and once again it is a compelling offering featuring four tracks from DoubtingThomas.
That man is better known as Aurélien Rivière and has released on the label before, as well as on the likes of Metroline, Amam and Organic-Music in both EWP and album format.
He is a regal at the finest clubs around Europe as a DJ and he proves that once again his vision of music sets the tone for other artists. Opener Aurelio Buen Dia is a seductive and captivating track with rich little details marbling a deep rooted drum line.
Expansive chords add a sense of scale and colour, pained vocals heighten the tender mood and the overall result is a musical, enchanting sound that is full of charm.
Next up, Low.fi Osaka feat Odd Soul is a perfectly reduced brew of minimal beats and synthetic textures overlayed with some sombre and beautifully melancholic piano chords that really encapsulate the feel of the track.
It is a restrained but impactful piece for the more considered dance floors. Then comes White Post Lane Feat Santiago Posada (Drums & Melodica), a more spaced out and intoxicatingly lazy beat with sonorous chords and tumbling drums.
Random hits and freaky little sounds add intrigue as it progresses, slowly but surely. The Changes has rich trumpet lines, akin to late night Jazz floating above downbeat drums delivering a thoroughly heart broken affair for the dead of night that slow emerges into another lush groove. This is expressive, individual and truly passionate music that will deliver a unique experience when it comes to electronic music.