Strange twists on Shackleton, footwork and weightless.
You might hear some Shackleton in the repetitive, mallet-like drum patterns on "Num" or the bouncy "Ripli," where pitched-down voices groan, strings whirr and drums rattle. It's pure Raime, but not once the track rockets into light-speed footwork. The rapid groove and sputtering vocal of "Kella" is even more intense. Where Raime's last EP, We Can't Be That Far From The Beginning, featured phrases ripped from YouTube videos, Planted just grunts and groans. The song titles are short and nonsensical, the rhythms hyper instead of hypnotic. Planted's cold, inhuman recalls Raime's earliest tracks, but it's sleek, aerodynamic and primed for the dance floor. And as inventive as ever.