Boomkat Product Review:
New on the Infine imprint - a label whose presence is starting to swell up to a prolific scale - comes this sophomore release from Erwan Castex aka Rone. Bora begins with a lengthy beatless passage, characterized by slow chord swells, before a metronomic hat sound crops up around the halfway mark, ushering in a discharge of glitchy crackles and 4/4 kicks. It's a highly tuneful affair, suggestive of some kind of grandiose techno equivalent of post-rock. There's a vocal version of the track featuring a spoken word contribution from Alain Domasio (in French) if you're craving that human touch. B-sides come in the form of 'Flesh', whose whirrs and wheezes are underscored by a slab of slowly melodic organ, and 'Spanish Breakfast' whose production might bring to mind the more tuneful works by Lawrence. Finally, exclusive to this digital format, 'Dry' circulates around what seems to be a string-bending shamisen sample.