Gracing the SK_X sub label of Setaoc Mass‘ SK_eleven imprint is the latest from Rene Wise. The U.K. producer’s Pleasure Note EP consists of four cerebral minimal techno cuts. It released in vinyl and digital format April 2nd.
The title track leads in the effort with metallic and hollow synths, an eerie vocal refrain punctuating every few measures of the arrangement. “Swamp Dancer” and “Hollow” introduce subtle groove into the equation while maintaining the tension of the track preceding them. “Changa” closes the effort out with simple yet effective concept, a straightforward DJ tool to round out the Pleasure Note EP.
Rene Wise Revisited
Rene Wise debuted on ARTS in 2017 with the Stone Conscience EP, a more melodic manifestation of his style. He quickly shifted gears to his stripped-down signature sound, landing on labels like BeardMan, Mote-Evolver, Reclaim Your City and WSNWG in the years that followed.
Wise’s sound is a just fit for SK_X, which Setaoc Mass launched as an offshoot of his main label as a platform for other artists. Thus far in 2021, it has given a home to releases by Arkan and Yant.
The Pleasure Note EP is sold out in 12-inch vinyl record format. It is still available for purchase in digital format via SK_eleven Bandcamp.