Delirium by Rotciv
Brazilian sound wizard ROTCIV continues to impress with a new EP on Freeride Millenium less than a year after his last.
This Latin American artist has honed a colorful signature sound over the last decade. Standout releases have taken him to Permanent Vacation, Massimiliano Pagliaras ́Funnuvojere Records, Full Pupp, and Cormac's Polari Records. He layers up complex alternating arpeggios, automated synth melodies, and weird vocals with minimal drum tracks to create something fresh every time.
Opener "Tokyo Bay" is a glossy and potent slow-disco cut with tough synth arps and piercing 909 drums. Gated vocals and shooting lasers place you in the middle of a heaving dance floor with your hands in the air. The excellent "Nobody" then warps space and time with an elastic and dynamic bassline under crashing hits and 90's inspired raw drums. It's a physical workout with plenty of muted acid energy.
"Delirium" then comes in two different forms. The Broken Dreams Mix is a throwback electro-funk cut with snappy breakbeats offset by softer pads as searching synths spray across the mix. Last of all, the Nightmare Mix is a more nimble yet cosmic cut for the after hours with drums that dart about next to an explosion of astral synth. It's got a powerful bassline and plenty of off-grid groove that brings something fresh.
Rotciv - Delirium
Release Date June/July 2022
Label Freeride Millenium
1. Tokyo Bay
3. Delirium (Broken Dreams Mix)
4. Delirium (Nightmare Mix)