We introduced you last month to our newest signing; Kauf, with his debut vinyl release “Relocate”. Now digital listeners FINALLY get their first chance to enjoy Kauf’s music in the form of his immersive AS MUCH AGAIN EP.
The LA based artist has been honing his own dark twist on modern electronic music since 2011, with heavy drum production, dense, cinematic synth buildups and high-pitched, echo-laden vocals. His aesthetic lies somewhere in between the worlds of slow house, industrial dance and drony avant-pop earning comparisons with the likes of CARIBOU, MATTHEW DEAR and TORO Y MOI.
The AS MUCH AGAIN EP is KAUF’s most substantial release to date and (much like the artwork) paints a dark, but distinctive picture of the man himself, as a unique and undeniable talent. The EP kicks off with two slow-building, hypnotic pop songs; IN TOW and THE CLOSEST. Then the energy switches up a notch with his percussion-heavy slow-dance anthem; RELOCATE. Things reach a climactic conclusion with the sun peaking over the horizon, but the party still in full swing as WHEN YOU’RE OUT unfurls it’s snake-like arpeggiators and bewitching rhythm track, up to the heavens, then slowly back down to earth. Maybe it feels like dusk… or maybe it’s more like dawn; it probably doesn’t matter. AS MUCH AGAIN will be the perfect soundtrack.
The digital version of the EP also contains two outstanding remixes by Psychemagik and Nile Delta (previously available on vinyl only). And as always, the new EP release is also available on 12″ vinyl.
1 – In Tow
2 – The Closest
3 – Relocate
4 – When You’re Out
5 – Relocate (Psychemagik Remix)*
6 – Relocate (Nile Delta Remix)*
(*digital bonus tracks)