After standout EPs on Willie Burns' W.T. Records and Phonica's own label, the mysterious Art Crime is back with a new EP on Creme Organization. It is a four track affair that continues to showcase the producer’s knack for ravey, texturally rich house and techno sounds with a rather haunting edge.
'Anxiety is Always Here' is a high tempo stomper with spooky pads and jangling, energetic melodies that reverberate in a dark night sky. 'The Owner' is rooted on firm kicks and has dark, lo fi atmospheres percolating all around as paranoid stabs and gothic keys rain down from above. 'Renessense' is then a rather more stripped back and groovy, deeper cut with slithering and icy hi hat patterns and sombre bass notes. Still, it retains a trance inducing sense of freakiness before closer 'Intention' close out the EP in lithe, soulful and hi tek techno fashion. This is eerie, freaky late night dancing music that has a strong sense of identity and is only likely to turn yet more people on to the little known Art Crime.
"i like the whole EP very much -- Great stuff"
"great overall... anxiety is beautiful"
Tomaz (22tracks, Sint Pieters Leeuw)
"A fine EP from Art Crime"
Tom Dicicco (Run Out Run//The Corner)
"Cool tracks but not really for me thanks"
Truncate/Audio Injection (Truncate, Los Angeles)
"Anxiety is Always Here and Renessense are nice"
Basic Soul Unit
"big fan of art crime, this is rad."
Metrist / L.SAE (Opal Tapes/Black Opal)
"anxiety is always here and rennessense are great, radio and club support. really good release"
Jan Kinčl Zero (Radio808, Zagreb)
"sounds a bit too shrill for me..."
Electric Indigo (indigo:inc)
"like the content but production is a bit harsh..."
Kirk Degiorgio (ART, Ipswich, Suffolk)
"interesting ep here. cheers"
James Kumo (KMusic, Manchester)
"Renessense is my fave, nice one"
Gingy (Clone, Toronto)
"not sure, need to do a proper listening.. Thanks."
Angel Molina (Sonar Music, Barcelona)
"all 4 are quality, don't have a favourite though"
Romansoff (Raw Tools, Bucharest)
"Art Crime does some fine work!"
Ike Release (MOS Recordings, Chicago)
Jonas Kopp (Traut / Manzel, Berlin)
"If it all possible; techno belters. It's awesome and so friggin' vivid. Great release."
Mitch Strashnov (URB/SELF-TITLED/DUMMY)
"Renessense and intention are great - love the mood"
Second Storey, Al Tourettes (Houndstooth / R&S)
"Renessense is really good one wow"
Antigone (Indigo Aera)
"Renessense is the pick for me but liking all four tracks on this one"
Paul Mac (Stimulus Records, Essex)
"rennesence is great!!"
Anton Pieete (Rejected)
"Hard to pick favorite. Love all 4 tracks."
Leri Ahel (Mutant Disco Radio Show, Rijeka)
""Renessense" is really sweet -- love the richness of it. "Intention" is great as well, and the other two are no slouches either. Will give plenty more spins to this."
Philip Sherburne (Pitchfork, Barcelona)
"Tasty grooves. Intention is my pick. Cheers."
Lakker / Eomac (R&S / Killekill)
"All four are good but Intention just shades it. Thanks."
Dave TTB (TOTHEBONE, London)