premiere: Døob, Armie & Javi Green – Whales – Clock Poets
Artists: Døob, Armie & Javi Green
Label: Clock Poets
B2: Whales (Rico Casazza Remix)
Spanish imprint Clockpoets return here with their second release, a stunning effort featuring three originals from dynamic trio, Døob, Armie and Javi Green. Entitled the Deaf Humans EP, it continues Clockpoets’ auspicious start, further cementing its reputation as a label to keep an eye on.
Getting us underway is the sounds of ‘Whales’. Nimble, dexterous and full of meandering, unpredictable sounds, its zippy aesthetic marks it out as a track of some distinction. Hazy yet lighthearted, it introduces the record with considerable panache.
‘Hippos & Elephants’ continues on a similar tip, albeit with a more sinister agenda. Full of haunting synths and tripped-out vibes, it’s another intriguing cut that’s sure to make an impression wherever it’s allowed to roam loose. The trio’s penchant for off-kilter sounds is explored once more on ‘Bushes’, a more groove orientated effort that’s notable for its steely ethos and various metallic synths.
Closing off matters is Rico Casazza, who delivers an impressive interpretation of Whales’. Cut from a wholly different cloth to the original, this one is based around a more forceful, techno agenda, the likes of which Casazza has earned a solid reputation for over the years. A more heads down affair to matters elsewhere, its intricate, clever melodies act as a perfect counterbalance to the majority of the record. An EP of various sounds and vibes, Clockpoets’ latest is a joy from start to finish.