Boomkat Product Review:
Candyfloss-headed confections of neo-classical, ambient-jazz and IDM electronica from a curious artiste out of Bilbao, venturing a bountifully bucolic debut on Barcelona’s Lapsus
‘Zeru Freq.’ is a warm invitation to peruse the imaginative inner worlds of Izaskun González aka RRUCCULLA, whose music rolls of the tongue as pleasurably as her name. Everything in ‘Zeru Freq.’ feel airspun and lands easy on the mind somewhere between FlyLo, Goooose and Brainwaltzera or her Lapsus stablemate Kettel, with seemingly effortless, naturally flowing arrangements derived from detailed and fractally shifting production.
‘Sarrera: Afinación de Color’ opens like an emulation of Alice Coltrane’s orchestra tuning up in a fantasy glade, spritzed with field recordings that colour and gel proceedings between the heart-in-mouth string flutter and swing beats of ‘Arquitectura Capillary’ and windswept piano figures of ‘¿Punto Final?’. She proves equally adept at jazz-taught broken beat fizz on ‘Pure Air Contortion’ and ‘’Eco-Noise Hunting’ as dream-pop dance in the glorious harmony billow and dipped electro of ‘Wind Poise’, with a stilts centrepiece of percolated choral baubles and giddy footwork like 33EMYBW or Gooooose, and the sweet evocation of her unique homeland in the iridescent shimmer and sweeping scape of ‘Pausa: Basque Rain Dances’ and ‘Igandea’ that ideally characterise a personalised conception of her work as a “sound expressionist”.