Daizo, the debut full length from Los Angeles’s RareBit, could be characterized as a thoughtful brew of free jazz and electronic aesthetics. The tracks have a bold, improvisational feeling to them, usually characterized by several layers of percussion. “Running Tangles,” the album’s second track, pretty quickly serves us some vibrant grooves, and an explosion of percussive taps and rattles. About a minute and twenty seconds in, we are suddenly launched into a flourish of electric guitar sounds. There is some interesting vocal work, in the form of a silken R&B falsetto. This element accents the rhythm in the initial moments of the track, and takes center stage at its close, in the form of a harmony that is reminiscent of prime era Boyz 2 Men.
RareBit, “Running Tangles”
Words: Samantha Cornwell
Daizo will be available from Non Projects on February 28th