'Spectrus' / Nesé Renzo
Cover image by Mats Lorenzon (Nesé Renzo)
Nesé Renzo’s new project Spectrus is a kaleidoscopic tale evoking all the flavours of Summer through the medium of electronic music. Inspired by the divine likes of Chaos in the CBD, Roza Terenzi, D. Tiffany and the Artifical Arm, the release features two tracks: Ninth Percentile and Space Ravers. The pair complement each other daringly: where Ninth Percentile lulls you into a dreamscape, Space Ravers lures you into a trance. Where Ninth Percentile is brimful of colourful keyboard melodies and cheerful bongos, Space Ravers is oozing with vocals and broken-beat experimentation. Of the duo, it is certain that Space Ravers would be the evil friend convincing you to go to Inner Varnika even though you have 4 assignments due that week. Nonetheless, it is safe to say that Spectrus is a celeberation of electro, funk, synth-pop and house sure to warm your ears and get your bodies dancing. It would certainly be amiss to not check out Melbourne’s up-and-coming producer. Have a listen below.
Words on Spectrum from Nesé Renzo:
“The past summer months were incredibly stimulating for myself as a producer. Two amazing releases from Chaos in the CBD, Multiverse and Green Dove were core inspiration for the Ninth Percentile bongos, drawn chords where rolling base defined the core groove. Breaking the 4-4 rhythm helps the composition progress into something inspired by recent sellar electro/break releases by Roza Terenzi and D. Tiffany. Space Ravers is an off piste experiment into electro sounds merged with funk-oriented synth patterns and percussion. Its inspiration comes mainly from The Artificial Arm whose productions encapsulate my desired expression of electro funk/synth pop. I wanted Ninth Percentile to carry a tonal warmth throughout its duration. The piece is true to my current tastes although avoiding the harsh and noisy sound quality was refreshing. I found myself focusing on chords and melodic expression instead of the positioning of percussive stabs or which filters to use. I made Space Ravers after Ninrth Percentile, where I built upon the melodic style of Ninth Percentile while simultaneously experimenting with and exploring darker spatial and tonal qualities. “