Ghosts EP

by Survex;Vilix

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Survexs arrival on the RKT roster happens at an excellent time for both him and our label. Just this summer, after releases on labels like Labrynth, Shapeless and Fluxus, Italian expatriate in London Mitja Del Bono attempted his 1st foray into the vinyl format with the very well received Faynot EP under his Ajtim alias, and in his own Ensydaen Records label. Even though hes still a relative newcomer to the scene, his work merited the attention of cornerstones of current techno like Mike Parker, Svreca and Northern Structures, who joined him on remix duties for that release. As for RKT, in the last 3 months weve released our 1st vinyl, our 1st album, and had the most well-received digital EP in our catalogue so far, Refracteds Convolution EP. From the title itself, its clear that on the Ghosts EP, Survex aimed at creating an eerie and gloomy vibe for this release. Ghosts and hauntings can manifest or be perceived in many different ways, and Survex seems to start off with the title track Ghost by depicting a cerimonial invocation of a spirit, as a pounding tribal tattoo surrounds the heavy breathing of some unknown force rising from the depths. The swelling strings seem to convey a sense of panic. Second track Selling utilizes a more straight-forward approach to build-up a deep-into-night groover with an insistent synth pattern for great hypnotic effect. Next up, we have frequent Consumer Recreation Services Records/Conrad Van Orton collaborator, also from Italy, the very talented Vilix. Weve been big fans of Vilix, CRS and Conrads work, so its an immense pleasure to welcome him in our ranks, and he delivers with a, quite frankly, terrific take on Stap. While still keeping the dark and tense atmosphere of the whole EP, he adds an industrial and corrosive undercurrent to the proceedings that make up for an evil pounder of a tune. Winding the release, we have the voodoo-techno vibes, of the original mix of Stap, a very track-y tune which very effectively conveys a sense of rising tension, making for an excellent tool for DJs. As a whole, an EP that reminds us of what the song once said, the word that would best describe this feeling, would be haunted.

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released November 22, 2013

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