Ripperton returns with A Little Part Of ShadeComment
Swiss producer Ripperton returns to present his new studio album "A Little Part Of Shade". The follow up of the 2010 critically acclaimed album "Niwa".
Swiss producer Ripperton returns to present his new studio album “A Little Part Of Shade”. The musician’s second full-length album will further deepen his impressive catalogue of work and follow the 2010 critically acclaimed “Niwa” seeing his return to Joris Voorn and Edwin Oosterwal’s Amsterdam based Green label. “A Little Part Of Shade” uses sympathetic touches of club synthetics to underline fluidly written and playful melodies.
Ripperton gained popularity as a producer with his Lazy Fat People project releasing on high profile labels such as Border Community, Planet E, or Wagon Repair; he rapidly grew as a solo artist with an almost endless run of key releases on Green, Liebe Detail, Connaisseur, Music Man, Systematic, Dessous and remixes for Radiohead (“Nude”), Laurent Garnier (“Controlling The House”), Ellen Allien (“My Tree”), Beanfield (“Tides”), Max Copper (‘Egomodal’) labeled him as a refined studio producer, adding a newfound sense of introspection to electronic house music.
Since the release of Niwa in 2010, Ripperton has been busy working on this album - combining traditional song craft with a more familiar rhythmical style.
“A Little Part Of Shade is about the part of shade that everyone has. It's about the private garden; it’s quite the opposite of Niwa. It's an inside garden. It can be bright or dark or in the middle. It can destroy or help you…” - Ripperton
If you weren't convinced of Raphaël Ripperton’s compositional talent by his debut album, his sophomore release will do the trick. The LP’s multiple programmed rhythms loosely mimic a more natural world and see’s him work alongside a variety of artists including Hemlock Smith, the multi talented writer, graphist and photographer Van Hai, and Germain Umdenstock, whom features on the opening lead track “A Little Part Of Shade”; providing guitar melodies over his carefully constructed landscapes.
Drawing on the collaborative talents from his own highly respected independent Perspectiv label Ripperton’s track “Black Wall” features the vocals of Masaya and succeeds in demanding an almost attentive listen. “A Little Part Of Shade” conjoins emotional forces with Rippertons fascinating use of soundscapes and contains smooth instrumentation throughout before closing with the achingly soulful “Spike” featuring Hemlock Smith’s tender vocals.
The thirteen musically broad and emotionally deep tracks that are included in “A Little Part Of Shade" reflect Rippertons approach to electronic music production, song writing attitude, and the sense of poignant delivery that extends far beyond the purview of techno clubs.
Ripperton - A Little Part Of Shade
Release date 24th June 2013
1. A Little Part Of Shade feat. Germain Umdenstock
2. I Don't Know feat. Hemlock Smith
3. No More Airplanes
4. She Holds My Hand feat. Andy Ernst
5. Tape Hiss feat. Hemlock Smith
6. Minor Interlude
7. City Lights feat. Van Hai
8. Black Wall feat. Masaya
9. Everytime feat. Hemlock Smith
10. Tales Of Sand
11. Chaos Calme feat. Van Hai
12. For All The Wrong Reasons
13. Spike feat. Hemlock Smith