Friday, September 28, 2012

auji - conclusion came to you

after hearing his debut EP love you more for pan records last year, i marked as a name worth keeping an eye on. love you more's four tracks were deep, noir-ish and (usually) long - which basically sums up my preferred take on house music. so it's exciting to see that the tokyo artist, now just using the name auji, keeps up the fine form on aniara recordings with another EP, conclusion came to you.

auji's two tracks "conclusion came to you (part 1)" and "conclusion came to you (part 2)" take on deepness of a different color: in contrast to the somewhat gloomy nighttime vibe of love you more, here auji steps easily into lighter, sunnier scenes. a nifty low-end riff underpins the nine-minute long "part 1" but i find "part 2," with its sensual vocal hypnotics and clever arrangements of claps and hi-hats, especially memorable. i suppose the aniara remix is more floor-friendly, but i'm not as keen on its harder, shuffling percussion and an overall emphasis on rhythm over atmosphere. still good stuff, but it's auji's excellent pair of ultra-moody originals that are the clear winners here.

graciously, the label is offering up a FREE full stream of the EP on soundcloud next to their other releases - you can also try out the player below. also be sure to check out the website, where you can learn more about the artist and see some of his visual works (like the sketch embedded at right).

1 comment:

  1. this is fantastic. thanks for the recommendation.