rough house rosie starts its year by introducing area, a project that has seen action on adventurous underground labels like idle hands, sequencias, ethereal sound, and umhs. the moody four track ep opens with sinuous acid house and a rubbery bassline techno stomper, then gets raw and abstract on the b side. visceral and varied electronic music for the soul.
hvl has landed on many different labels in recent years, but rough house rosie will always be something of a spiritual home for the adventurous deep electro and techno craftsman. across the hidden valley ep he displays a fluid, instinctive approach to composition enslaver rolls out like a live jam but the detail and control embedded in the track is astounding. distom spook is charged with nervous acidic energy, while lemon stealer takes things in a more experimental direction with all manner of snaking synth voices wriggling around a crisp electro beat. crow hill finishes the ep off with a slow, rolling breakbeat groove and hazy pads for a quintessential b2 wind-down session.
the fourth series of silent movie sounds opens with beautiful house tune by nemanja krstic, producer of the memorable track novi beograd on the ninth my love is underground release. queen of deep house, lady blacktronika also features on a side with a slow jam with japanese influence. speaking of the land of the rising sun, opening the b side of rhr 012 is yoshiki tsuchiya aka miruga, who already was part of the label on rhr 006 with his compatriots. seal bient, producer from yekaterinburg makes his vinyl debut with the mesmerizing track slavery
rough house rosie regular, hvl presents his alter ego - kiyadama. the 10th release of the label coincides with its 3 year anniversary. the a side of the cosmic hum ep starts with two pieces of mesmerizing acid tracks and finishes with a smooth analog ambience. the b side offers even stronger acid cut machine terror and there will be no salvation , separated by a refreshing juke track slammbeat
japanese producer mahal, who had his debut on rhr 006, releases his first solo 12inch with the deep and dubby single, ongaku. on remix duties are notorious lady blacktronika (uq, sound black) and rhr regular, hvl. both offer mesmerizing and addictive interpretations of the original track.
the third installment of silent movie sounds series features music from four producers each delivering a different cut of deep, hypnotic music. japanese artist mituo shiomi is a regular on simoncino s hotmix records. he kicks off the va with a mesmerizing house track. fresh from his ep on fina records, detroit-based producer appian contributes a thumping track to this 12inch. russian producer alex danilov returns to rhr with a love story to acid. last but not least, the chicagobased coowner of perpetual rhythms, nick marshall aka taelue closes the ep with a deep and emotional track with a solid kick and smooth synth lines.
hvl is back on rough house rosie with a second solo ep. the tracks for this release were recorded in a strange surrounding far away from home and friends. this time everything is more darker, deeper and progressive
rough house rosie dedicates the sixth release to its japanese listeners with a four track compilation from four different japanese producers. legendary takayuki shiraishi (aka planetoid) releases a track nightfall which was first out in 2002 on a cd slow shoutin . he is teamed up with mitsuaki komamura renowned for his unique sound on record label weedis. miruga (ethereal sound / badance) delivers a strong deep track on b1, while mahal has his debut with a catchy bass driven tune as a final track of the ep.
cologne vinyl only operation rough house rosie return with a fourth release and a full label debut from russian producer shine grooves (also known to make techno as quadrat) whose track *pure reason* featured on the silent movie sounds i split release issued by rhr earlier this year. the cairo ep sees the yekaterinburg-based producer drop five cuts that slip between various moods of house and techno.