As the Wu-Tang would say, "The Saga Continues" with 4 more tracks from the meticulous sample-chopper Sylvain Dessagne a.k.a Sunareht.
And there is a parallel to be made between RZA's unconventional way of treating rap beats and Dessagnes' approach to reconstruction of filtered house tropes into a completely different, often non-drum-focused, musical object.
On the Sagas EP Sunareht continues to explore his unique technique of staccato-like chops discovered on his previous work Hyul (2017), this time injecting a healthy dose of melody and poignancy to the instantly-recognizable formula, bringing even more euphoria through a series of roof-less build ups intended to have no payoff, leaving the listener suspended in the air, in a bizarrely addictive state of unresolved anticipation.
The EP alternates between suggestions of pure joy (Mir, Saga), grittiness (Bât.c) and innocence (Super Suna Odyssey).
Welcome back to the weightless sample-house world of Sunareht.
released June 15, 2018
All tracks written and produced by Sunareht
Mastered by Jeremy Cox
Artwork by Manuel Moreno Cortes & Octave Abaji
Words by Teki Latex
Music heads have been fiending for "Glisten" since Joy O's Dekmantel Mix from a few years ago. That heavy bassline and signature Tessela chopped vocals were seared into our memories. It was worth the wait. Lanark Artefax's "Intimidating Stillness Mix" of "Touch Absence" is a futuristic twist of his track from Whities 011, one of the best EPs of 2017. Shout out to Nic Tasker and Whities for having such a selective ear and for making these available digitally for all to enjoy. Edward