ClarianFear & Self Loathing
This new EP is an exemplary slice of the kind of deep, enigmatic techno that RUMORS has become well known for, all whilst showcasing Clarian’s own unique, imagery-filled style. Title track ‘Fear and Self-Loathing’ is a dark, dreamy soundscape of exotic Arabian flutes, subtle acid stabs and echoing synths that plays out like a hallucinatory trip through the desert. Hunter Game, who has provided the first remix on the A-side, takes things down a grittier road of rolling techno, led by a stomping bassline and distorted stabs.
Meanwhile, the second remix on the B-side comes courtesy of Christian Burkhardt, who has switched up the pace for his ‘Vegas’ take on the record; sliding, tense synths are offset by driving drums and flickers of whispering vocals, lending the track a cinematic, car-chase-esque feel.
‘Absence’ is the last track included on the EP from Clarian. Cascading electronic arpeggios are underpinned by a strong beat, building up to an echoing excerpt from a classic French film - a couple reflecting on love ends with the female confessing that she wants to leave, giving the track a sombre edge.
A well-produced four tracks showcasing varying shades of the techno spectrum, the ‘Fear and Self Loathing’ EP is set to further cement both Clarian’s status as a unique producer, as well as RUMORS’ well-deserved reputation as a reliable source of high-quality music.