Raffertie – Visual Acuity (2011)
The opening title track immediately explodes into a barrage of glitchy sound patterns, beats, samples and all manner of strange noises all coalescing around a rising synth crescendo. There is certainly a lot of stuff going on here, it really should not work but the effect of this sensory sound assault is thrilling.
The pace drops for the rest of the EP after the title tracks frantic start and both the dubby ‘You Could Be Forgiven For That’ and ‘Twitch (It Grows and Grows)’ are more laidback, sultry tracks but still no less compelling. ‘Mimetic’ closes the EP in a similarly subtle style but its low slung groove and soulful house beats are a glorious way to finish… thisisfakediy