Raw District aka the artist originally known as Vernon Bara delivers two equally fiery cuts for this outing on the very fine Tenampa. Opening with the explosive temptation of Material World which sequences an array of dazzling, shimmering arpeggios into a positive frenzy of expectation it becomes easy to be excited by this captivating production of ideas and ideals. Supported by the throb of deep bass plus pounding drums all of which are hardwired via robust intent this suggests just as much as it excites. The more introspective and smouldering Solar Dust follows with a wave of pulsating synth lines, amid tough tribal punctuation and even a touch of free jazz, signalling a return to a more uncomplicated, minimal source of notation.
Release: November 20