Raime – If Anywhere Was Here He Would Know Where We Are (BLACKEST002)
Blackest Ever Black sees a busy publishing schedule this spring and it is time to return to a release that helped to put the label on the map. Yes, Raime was one of gardeners to seed and water the new dark-blossomed flowers of the newer electronic movement.
“If Anywhere Was Here He Would Know Where We Are” is poker face electronics that should not be filed under dubstep, even when it has some features of this style. The track is a duel of electronic noises and varied percussion while the moods move between dismay and anticipation. “This Foundry”, known from Raime’s first release, is represented with Regis version that is stripped as hell.
I was not immediately glued to the work of Raime, but the conceptual setup of the label has deserved closer attention.