Boomkat Product Review:
The third Rhythm & Sound, 1998, full dub pressure. All 25 minutes of it.
Rhythm & Sound was the project that Mark Ernestus and Moritz von Oswald turned to after their seminal series of recordings as Basic Channel came to an end. From 1997 until 2002 the label released seven 12" EP's which pretty much defined the direction so much electronic music would turn to in its wake - and it still continues to exert a colossal influence, for better or worse. It's perhaps hard to remember over a decade later just how little these productions sounded like anything that preceded them - taking the essence of dub and breaking it down until all that was left was a vapour trail of melody and a colossal bass echo.
'Roll Off' is another colossal steppers reduction, the kicks more prominent this time, deployed over two tracks and 25 minutes - just pure headfloss. Buy them all.