Carreno is LB // Correspondant
Format // 12"
A self-proclaimed lover of irreverent and profane music, rising Spanish producer Carreno is LB takes the helm on the 33rd offering from Jennifer Cardini’s Correspondant label, with a remix from returning artist Andre Bratten.
Since supplying the label with the Anxiety and Neurosis EP in 2013, Carreno is LB has collected production credits in partnership with fellow Madrid-based label affiliate Javi Redondo, and as a remixer for outlets such as My Favorite Robot. (This December also heralds the release of a collaborative album with NYMA, due to drop via German imprint Items & Things.) Arriving in both 12” vinyl and digital formats on January 19, the Disharmony EP finds him channeling a vampyric sensibility, pairing dark though dancefloor-ready originals with more conceptual, angular interludes.
Carreno is LB opens the seven-track affair with “Step 0,” a brief prelude steeped in eerie atmospheres. “Step 1” and “Step 2” elevate tempos with jacking rhythms and metallic, planar shifts, while the industrial, atonal sound design and broken, percussive techno of “Step 3” dismantles itself. “Step 4” warms up like a b-grade horror film but turns into the housiest track on offer, with a cheeky Italo-influenced bassline and taut, drum machine rhythms, offset by sliding, pitch-bent organ chords.
Norwegian producer and Full Pupp affiliate Andre Bratten returns to Correspondant following an outing on the label’s second V/A compilation; his “Trommer Og Bass” swiftly became an anthem of summer 2014, played out by Agoria, DJ Harvey, and Laurent Garnier, and also featured on Errol Alkan’s recent Fabric mix. While the original version of “Step 5” stands as more sketch or shadow, cutting out at a crucial moment, Bratten’s “Half Life 2 Gravity Tool” remix yields an emphatic, dancefloor-ready adaptation.
  • Release Date // January 26, 2015
  • Format // 12"
  • Catalog Nr // Correspondant 33
  • EAN // 880319692017