Out of Manchester, Rawflare brings us a Digital based label 'Guerrilla Rawflare'.
Their first offering is the 'Standard Deviation EP'. Not pinning himself down to any partcular
one genre, Rawflare has 3 tracks here of varying flavours alluding to many different influences out
of Electronic music.
The first track has some nice Hip-Hop sensibilities, throwing up a nice head nod rhythm and some
little cut up bits I suspect may have been taken from some filthy porno, always a good move!
Various other samples are thrown into the mix to keep things interesting while a tidy synth bassline winds along
occasionally interrupted by the cawing seagulls and eventually a bit of the seaside front comes in to play
with a bizarre sample blam of 'I do like to be beside the seaside! Jokes.
All in all we're off to a good start.
'Kappa Jacket' changes things up, a dutty jungle beat edit spins about with nice percussive additions and
old skool bass stabs. The variety up in this track is it's strength and there's enough in it to raise it
above mere b-side fodder.
'Edit This' rounds things off, continuing the jungle/glitch hop feel. A staggered beat keeps things offset as some
solid bass and samples swirl around the track, living up to the edited nature of the piece.
Things get decidly sci-fi
towards the middle and mild Aphex glitch twiddles are applied to good effect.
If you appreciate either a bit of jungle or experimental Hip hop in your musical diet get on
this. It is indeed a promising start for Rawflare's imprint. Big!