The Rosalind EP represents Leon Vynehall's sophomore release for label Well Rounded Housing Project and his third overall, with second release Gold Language coming out on Man Make Music following the his debut release, Mauve, last year.
This EP consists of two upbeat tracks followed by the title track, which closes the release out in a more laid back fashion. Vynehall focuses on a techie, robotic vision of house music. Opening track 'Untitled 017’ contains plenty of layered vocal snippets and an elastic bass, which combine with the treble-heavy percussion to give things an open, live-feeling sound.
Vynehall calls to mind early Layo & Bushwacka! and Emperor Machine in his distorted but sincere take on house. 'Title #7' throws in hi-hats-aplenty and rolling bongos to forge an atmospheric banking for a slowed-down and stretched-out classic house piano refrain.
Finally 'Rosalind' closes things with a suitably dreamy, soulful looped sample. The thick, looping melodies and sharp drum beat sound like Chill-wave produced by a Hip-Hop producer. It's a doe-eyed love letter that brings a relaxed but touching close to the EP.
The Rosalind EP is released on 5 February though Well Rounded Housing Project, preview below via Soundcloud: