The Rip Off Artist (US)
Canadian DebutFinally the missing link between Akufen and Atom Heart: playful constructions, and eclectic references, without unnecessary complexities! Like kid606, who welcomed him to his label, Tigerbeat 6, for the album In Through the Outdoor, The Rip Off Artist defends an uninhibited and playful 'minimal click tech-house' style, digested through a pop filter. Alternating instrumental compositions and song, attaching the most conventional grooves to manipulated voices, The Rip Off Artist doesn't hesitate to pour himself into meticulous forms of experimental music, nor to succumb-bringing us with him-to more sociable formats. It's not by accident that he gives his most recent album to date, on Vertical Form (Sixtoo, Corker/Conboy, Smyglissna...), the title Pet Sounds-a nod to the masterpiece of the same name by the Beach Boys.