Steppe EP (inc Ciel Remix) - Will Hofbauer & Sangre Voss [CTRLFRK005]
London-based Will Hofbauer and Sangre Voss, whose individual work has seen them appear on labels such as Rhythm Section and Will’s own Third Place imprint, team up for the first time on Control Freak Recordings for the wonky ‘Steppe EP’, picking up early support from Ben UFO, Bradley Zero, and more.
Leading the release, ‘Pumice’ tumbles through rolling low end, crunchy percussion and an eerie breakdown for a high energy start to the A-side. ‘Flundra (Flundra Mix)’ follows with bubbling pads and speaker-rattling subs around a kick-less drop, leading into a shimmering breakdown.
On the flip, ‘June-O’ sees the duo craft a low tempo slugger, peppered with tablas, bells and eagle samples around warped, loopy synthesis. Ciel’s remix of ‘June-O’ takes the B2 spot, adding stuttering percussion, vocal chops, and additional wildlife samples to the mixture to round out the release.
As ever, the vinyl is a limited pressing - 300 copies only!
All tracks written and produced by Will Hofbauer & Jim Bremner
B2 - remix by Cindy Li
Mastered and cut by Keith Tenniswood at Curve Pusher
Pumice (Flundra Mix)
June-O (Ciel Venus Mix)