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Belgian Producer Placid One Debuts On Ransom Note Records With 'C Balloon' EP

Belgian Producer Placid One Debuts On Ransom Note Records With 'C Balloon' EP


Belgian Producer Placid One Debuts On Ransom Note Records With ‘C Balloon’ EP

Out July 21 w/ Remixes From Cass. Timothy ‘Heretic’ Clerkin

The good ship Ransom Note sails on!

Continuing our commitment to releasing the finest dance music from Planet Earth, our latest missive comes from fresh-faced Belgian kit freak Placid One. Squeezing out analogue techno from a studio full of synths that burble and shimmer and croak, the EP’s lead track ‘C Balloon’ is a drum-less masterpiece, an arpeggiating ascent into a chrome-plated future. The track belongs in the lineage of the emotional best of Detroit; as mysterious as it is melancholic, it’s a vision of computer blues for the 21st century.

It’s followed by ‘Bombay Persuasion’, a jitter of broken tech-funk building to a rumbling throb of bass, and ‘Life’, which chops up classic breakbeats with late night acid secrets. All three tracks combine Placid One’s youthful exuberance with a yearning for the hardware mentasm of early Brit pioneers; the ghosts of Aphex Twin, Orbital and Kirk Degiorgio can be heard echoing through their grooves.

On remix duties we have Deutschland’s finest Cass. who provides a blissed out reimagining of ‘C Balloon’, unravelling its synths into an epic of found sounds and ambient drift. This is followed by a floor ready refix from Ransom Note favourite Timothy ‘Heretic’ Clerkin, who rolls ‘C Balloon’ into a warm house jam, all classic synth hits and sun-rising acid bubbles.

Early support from Kompakt, Michael Mayer, Throne of Blood, Vladimir Ivkovic and Cosmo Vitelli.

EP Title: C Balloon
Artist: Placid One
Remixers: Cass., Timothy ‘Heretic’ Clerkin
Label: Ransom Note Records
Release Date: 21st July 2017

Formats: Vinyl, Digital

1. C Balloon
2. Bombay Persuasion
3. Life
4. C Balloon (Cass. ‘Britney’ Rework)

5. C Balloon (Timothy ‘Heretic’ Clerkin Remix)

Pre Order: Bandcamp

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