Premiere: Stream Spinning Plates Sophomore Release
Andy Rantzen and Bruno Schmidt provide the sounds for the label's brilliant second EP.
Back in Febuary, London label Spinning Plates launched its acclaimed first release, Will & Held’s Ours. On December 14, the label’s sophomore release will arrive as a spilt EP from veteran Sydney-based producer Andy Rantzen and one of the label’s A&Rs Bruno Schmidt—who evidently found Rantzen’s tracks during a wide-eyed, late-night youtube session.
Spread across four tracks, with Rantzen and Schmidt supplying two each, SP002 kicks off with the bass-heavy, electro-tinged “98%,” which uses Tibetan tuning for a slightly warped and abnormal sound. The ferocity of the drums in the EP’s second cut, “Opalescent,” recalls Factory Floor’s drive, with a chest-cracking bassline sitting underneath, and trippy, swirling synths riding up top. Schmidt steps up next with “Cornbread,” a deep and gurgling, synth-heavy outing with intricately woven percussion and a deep, echoing bassline. Closing the EP are the minimalistic grooves of “Microdot,” a Perlon-esque cut with warped rhythms and evolving synths.
Released on vinyl only, SP002 will land on Spinning plates on December 14, with the full EP streaming below.