PRICE:
$18.00
LOW STOCK LEVEL
1-2 Weeks
ARTIST
TITLE
Riding For A Fall
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
ATN 048LP ATN 048LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
7/5/2019

Is another EP from D.K. landing on Antinote. Well, this looks very much like a series and -- spoiler alert -- Riding For A Fall is the second installment in a trilogy. With a BPM crossing the 120 line on two out of three tracks, there's little doubt that this second 12" is also meant to be played in a club environment. The nine-and-a-half minute-long "Voices" sprawls over the whole A side. Like many productions stamped "D.K.", the structure is linear only in appearance: it winds up and down between fantasized exotic landscapes, digital plug-ins mimicking "far east" instruments that are barely recognizable. It gets even snakier with the Samurai Showdown-inspired "Shoubuari (Battle)": pixel swords brushing past our ears, martial drumming and menacing synths (D.K., were you the kind of kid who owned a Neo Geo?) -- it's pretty obvious that we're in the world of SNK's legendary fighting game. Things calm down with "Riding For A Fall": less button-mashing, more concentration as you witness the sacred martial art known as Street Fighter's quarter circles... But enough with these video game metaphors! No need to be a pro-gamer to enjoy this piece of music. It's sad and slow house music with a cinematographic quality -- and, perhaps, the most moving moment in this series of 12". To be continued...