Riohv – Moondance


The work of the 22 year old Ottawa based producer Braden Thompson aka Riohv comes with one of the most mind-bogglingly cute artworks I’ve seen this year. The sound of 1080p debut tape Moondance is equally quirky and elusive, avoiding any clear descriptions as the artwork itself – definitely fun and weird at the same time. It’s a scrambled collage of minimal house, dusty repetitions and far-flung escursions into the prime time drone zone, perfected on “Nowhere Now”, where bursts of vibrating, reverbated synth explode over a looped sample of a chattering crowd, like Daft Punk’s “Revolution 909” by way of early OPN. Even the older ones will find something for themselves here with the occasional washes of 90’s acid house nostalgia.


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