Warm, washy chords collide with bubbling, subterranean acid and crunchy drum work on this subtly epic debut from Swiss newcomer, Tissu, with his trippy delay-drenched synths giving everything an astral-aquatic quality.
Ground Loop opens with a yearning phase-flange anomaly, instantly bust open by an incessant acid loop and dubbed out crystal stabs. 4 #2 takes a similar sound palette and reworks it into a desperate ride through downtown Motor City, all jerking clattering hats and poppin' 303.
Things get ramped up on Unmanned Vehicle, where Tissu goes for straight rawwww along with his signature aquatic pads. Finishing off on a much more subdued note, Up is an homage to the original club culture - deconstructed and redefined through a water-filter gif-based tumblr page, refracting ideas into a collage of subtle house tropes.
released June 19, 2015
Production and arrangement by Tissu
Mastered at D&M
Photography by Loïc Dupasquier