Berlin based producer and composer David Letellier aka Kangding Ray is back with a new album called Branches which is out now via Figure. According to the press release, he continues to connect experimentalism and dancefloor, hitting home hard on his newest EP on Figure.
Storming out of the gate, Doppler Shift packs the momentum to take off, its dry-thumping arp-ride raising the levels from zero to hero. Meditating on murky sounds, Branches displays the producer’s extraordinary skills at splicing together seemingly disparate DNA of sounds to create otherworldly but compelling tapestries of rhythm.
Turning things for the flip, from colourful dub chords emerges Salt and Iron, a driving tune reminiscent of the 90’s spacey chill-out-rooms. Taking it a notch deeper, Robust Version Nine builds its lively groove around modular experimentations, the machines ultimately becoming an extension of the artist himself.