A fresh breath of air on the Romanian scene, Adrian Dragut, also known as Dragutesku has relentlessly been producing and releasing vinyl for the past years, enriching the minimal thesaurus. He truly succeeds in surprising his branch and colleagues with thrilling and exciting sounds. Voluminous and aural, Dragutesku’s way of painting noise is being appreciated so much that you cannot go to a festival or party without hearing one of his tunes. The ones that know him can definitely say he is modest, saying he does everything with passion and that’s visible in the accumulation of feelings that he gathers in his tunes and this is also mentioning nothing about his excellent DRG Series imprint.
Today’s premiere is the funk-laden ‘Polifonie’, the 6th track from the Romanians first long-player ‘DUALISM’ (GATEFOLD / 180G) and the live bassline and dub reggae stabs give this track a playful energy that is sometimes a tad lacking in minimal music. The upbeat nature of the track is only matched by the sheer class that is eased into every facet of ‘Polifonie’. From the lazy hummed vocal to the elongated Rhodes sections this track is one for the books and has a timeless air about it.
The wide variety of styles on this LP is impressive, from the glitched-out wiggles of A1 ‘Terbil’, the warped vocal punch of A2 ‘Paranormal, the insane vocals of ‘Papusar’ on B1 and B2 track ‘Melos’ and that is just one disc. The second disc is a much more chilled affair but still with impact in all the right places. Broken beats and naughty synth work on C1 ‘Apus’ kicks things off, D1 ‘Plaja’ conjures up a blissful day at the beach and D2 ‘Zen’rounds things off sweetly with more sublime vocal work and lush atmospheres. Clearly a lot of thought and effort has gone into this LP as the tracks all compliment each other extremely well and will take pride of place in many record collections.
Dragutesku’s ‘DUALISM’ LP is currently on pre-order at decks.de.