RIVET - Bear Bile
Rivet is back on Kontra-Musik with a classy funk affair that will be luring us ever deeper into dancefloor delirium.
It is a matured Rivet we meet on Bear Bile EP. The complexity of sound and composition of his latest EP, Driftwood continues here. Sometimes we hear Rivet complain that his production and release rate is to slow. When listening to his resent music you definitely understand why. Rivets music contains all the classic elements, but decomposed, manipulated and built together again in his own updated, very distinguished way.
Bear Bile Pt 1 is the most straightforward track on the EP. An untraceable female vocal loops over distorted bass, a jazz piano lead and complex hand played rhythms. Before ending the Rivet signature is entering, a melancholic melody to contrast against the raw distorted funk.
- The "string" in the end is, as usual with my tracks, a trumpet. I love working with those, they naturally sit so perfectly in the mix because of their narrow but spiky frequency range, and when processed they sound like a synth with an unlikely amount of soul, says Rivet.
On Bear Bile Pt 2 some serious moog funk works against a free and drifting melody and chords that apparently is a mashed loop from a huge 2012 radio hit. After a few rounds on the turntable, the strong groove hits and a very strong and unique club track unfold before you.
On the last part a choked bass line and a tweaked acidic lead build the structure under joyful piano and gloomy strings.
- All out EMO. It was quite heavy for me working with it, I recorded the melody almost two years before I could actually finalize the song. Sad but hopeful, like the fight against bear bile is, says Rivet.
With this EP we support The World Society for the Protection of Animals, WSPA. Please consider doing the same. -Kontra