JoeFarr - Longanimity EP
A2. Mormon shuffle
B1. Standard Issue
JoeFarr inaugurates Leisure System’s new GRIDLOCK 12” series with the Longanimity EP, an invigorating exploration of broken techno.
Farr has a diverse history, with three well-received releases on Turbo as well as records with DSNT and Power Vacuum. Few producers can claim to have both remixed Tiga and been remixed by Truss, and the Longanimity EP continues Farr’s recent drift towards streamlined brutality, leavening intense drum programming with crystalline bursts of color. The clinical and kinetic “Oleum” kicks things off and hurdles towards a shatteringly powerful peak, while “Mormon Shuffle” boasts twisted functionality without sacrificing roughness in the brittle loops. The monolithic “Standard Issue” has an aggressive edge enhanced by whiplash percussion, and the broken piano melody of “FS3+4” inverts the joy typically found in that rave standby, preferring to drop the instrument from the fifth floor and let the chords scatter and shatter as they please.
The first release in Leisure System’s 2015 GRIDLOCK series representing our ongoing interest in melding the freaky and the functional on the dance floor, JoeFarr’s Longanimity EP is stocked with tested and tenacious late-night weapons.