Boomkat Product Review:
DOP are a three-piece comprised of Clement Zemstrov, Damien Vandesande and Jonathan Illel. The trio specialise in a hybrid of jazzy house and clever beat editing. 'Lighthouse' combines meandering woodwind excerpts with a hard-hitting drum track and gaseous, spatial ambience, before a vocal kicks in after a good few minutes. It's the beat that's the real draw, sounding like a solid focal point for the track. there's some very different percussive programming on show throughout 'Merci' however, opting for more of a minimal techno feel (only to grow less and less minimal as the track progresses). Finally, 'Under The Rain' is markedly more experimental, featuring layers of vocal tracks and barely structured rhythms, which actually only contributes to making this EP all the more varied and interesting.