AEROC

R+B=? (GHOSTLY INTERNATIONAL)

AEROC - R+B=? 64413
Format:
1 CD
Release:
23.12.2011
Label:
GHOSTLY INTERNATIONAL
Genre:
Electro/Funk
Kat.-Nr.:
64413
Barcode:
0804297814322
Geoff White had been building a reputation for heady minimal techno until his debut full-length as Aeroc, Viscous Solid, revealed a particular genius for placing acoustic sounds in a decidedly digital context.

While seven years removed from that release, Aeroc's R+B=? displays the same out-of-time qualities as its predecessor.

Melody is paramount on R+B=?'s eleven gentle instrumental pieces. Most feel as though they were written on acoustic guitar-before White's tinkering production frayed the edges, amplified subtle resonances and teased counter rhythms out of the space between his strings-but it's the simple, undeniable tunefulness and musicianship that makes R+B=? so memorable.

Although White limits his source material, R+B=? can't truly be described as minimal, as there's a pervasive rich, earthy melodicism coursing through the remarkably unified album.

Along the way, strains of future-funk ("If I Had the Time"), pseudo hip-hop beats ("Playing String"), languorous balladry ("It Does Easy"), spiraling glitch workouts ("Avalon Blonde") and echo-drenched snares ("Some Kisses") work their way into the mix of guitar and keys.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. SPACED OUT
  • 1.2. IF I HAD THE TIME
  • 1.3. SOFLO
  • 1.4. LUDE
  • 1.5. PLAYING STRING
  • 1.6. FOR SAKE
  • 1.7. ONE ANOTHER
  • 1.8. IT DOES EASY
  • 1.9. IN BETWEEN
  • 1.10. YOU SAY THAT
  • 1.11. AVALON BLONDE
  • 1.12. SOME KISSES
  • 1.13. ALL FOR NOW