DJ RICHARD - DIES IRAE XEROX VINYL (2LP)
Release Date: 22nd June 2018
The second album from the electronica producer sees him settling back home in his native Rhode Island after periods in Berlin and New York, and the musical results reflect that. Dies Iræ Xerox is a reflective record of ambient techno that ebbs and flows the sort of music that would soundtrack a snowflake melting, to soundtracking a dark and dank underground rave. Moody, mischievous music to move to.
FFO: John Roberts, Roman Flugel, Daniel Avery, Photay
"Undoubtedly one of the most distinctive and fully-formed electronic producers in recent memory, DJ Richard imprinted the sound of a bubbling US underground with his label, White Material, founded in 2012 alongside Young Male. His first solo LP for Dial, 2015’s Grind, found DJ Richard delicately establishing a discipline between his East Coast noise heritage and a physical, emotive tradition of house music, mastered during an extended stay in Berlin. Now firmly settled once more in his hometown of Providence, Dies Iræ Xerox is a personal and uncompromising journey that finds the Rhode Island native in reflective form, journeying without compromise into both his creative influences and personal psyche. In part adapting its title from the Latin hymn Dies Irae, otherwise known as Day of Wrath, Dies Iræ Xerox melds the physical and psychological aspects of DJ Richard’s production ethos in sharper, more widescreen vision than before; the oceanic swells of ambience yet more powerful, and the rigid basslines sharper still."