Two minutes can go by pretty quickly, but on “Darwin,” Lord RAJA makes sure that he leaves his mark. With an air of beat tape flexing, he introduces a direct, melodic bass line and proceeds to bend and twist—pulling out a detailed, click-clack rhythm here, a pastoral, jazzy synth sequence there—turning each section of the track into a unique sonic environment. It’s a loud announcement of the producer’s talent, and fittingly so, as we’re pleased to announce that he’s got his debut album, A Constant Moth, landing on Ghostly International on December 2nd. Stay on the look out for that, and have a go at decoding “Darwin” in the mean time.
August 28, 2014