Boomkat Product Review:
Queens-based dancefloor scientist Thaniil Alexandros, aka Rbchmbrs, returns to DC's 1432 R with four tracks of off-kilter DIY house 'n electro flavor for fans of Acemo, Anthony Naples, and Galcher Lustwerk.
Alexandros' clattery constructions mimic Theo Parrish and co's vinyl-bothered sample-heavy deep house, but instead of assembling it in the exact same way, he uses a basement studio setup that offers the same overdriven character as a noise record. Basically if Container or Pete Swanson were making deep house jammers, they might sound something like this.
'OD' is the most playable of the bunch, with nonchalant vocals crowing "hold me" and "love me". But for all its glamour, the track is truly charred around the edges; kick drums are rattle off the grid, everything pushed into the red. 'Eloise' is smoother, with Drexciyan pads that almost drown out the beat, and 13-minute closing track 'Take Me' slips into vaporwave, decorating disco vamps with one-note slap bass and an improvised, morphing beatbox thud.