Royer – Day Of 12″ – Material Image

royoerThe Los Angeles-based Material Image imprint marks their third vinyl release with the return of Royer, a suddenly prolific European producer. (His edgy Skokie Intruder 12″ launched the vinyl arm of the label.) Royer’s current work finds him very much in the middle of a delicate revisionist history of downbeat house, a kind of resurgence of the lo-fi sound of yore, but with restraint and a certain precision of sound.

Still, a track like Window Sun sounds like a it could’ve been the hidden gem on a Guidance records b-side. Aschof Mal’s dub of the same cranks up the tempo and the acidity of the tune, and shows a mature patience that might surprise, given it’s only his first official remix release.

Perhaps also worth mentioning is the handmade packaging, a vibrant, individually produced art jacket and inner sleeve. It’s worth both a look and a listen.

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