Last year was a banner year for the English duo, but not because of their live performances. They launched a new label, Voam, and released their first studio EP in five years. Unsurprisingly given their fine form as solo producers (they both released acclaimed solo albums in 2018), the new EP was techno at its most scintillating, signalling a blooming ability to channel the power of their live performances into recorded music. But it was just the beginning of superb run of releases, with both the Voam Club Archive 001 EP and their first Karenn album, Grapefruit Regret, setting new standards for the pair.
Their RA Session sees Cayzer and Roberts working with a pared-back setup—at least by their usual standards. Across 20 minutes we see them using less sound sources and more effects, which Cayzer says has led to a "wider palette of sounds." It shows one of techno's best live acts at the height of their powers.