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Nico - The Driving Rain

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Following the release of the spacious Six Rooms EP on his own newly-minted Akita Club label, rhythmic master Nico returns to Midnight Shift to fuse the mind and body.

On this latest missive, he crafts a space inhabited by wayward rhythms, urgent percussion and lead lines that feel like they’re about to cave under the pressure of The Groove. From the rain-brain dance of ‘The Driving Rain’ to the mental massage of ‘Elements’, a neat transition straddling both 104 bpm and 155 bpm, complete with directions for …something.

Nico - The Driving Rain

Nico - The Driving Rain

Release Title: 
Nico - The Driving Rain
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Release Date: 
Fri 9 Apr 2021
Cat No: 
MNS X 022
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Following the release of the spacious Six Rooms EP on his own newly-minted Akita Club label, rhythmic master Nico returns to Midnight Shift to fuse the mind and body.

On this latest missive, he crafts a space inhabited by wayward rhythms, urgent percussion and lead lines that feel like they’re about to cave under the pressure of The Groove. From the rain-brain dance of ‘The Driving Rain’ to the mental massage of ‘Elements’, a neat transition straddling both 104 bpm and 155 bpm, complete with directions for …something.

Four explorations of nonplaces in the fourth world. Experiments in rhythm that come close to falling apart, held together by a backbone of bass.

Tracklisting:
A1. The Driving Rain

A2. Wolfram

B1. Elements

B2. Wolfram (Dub)

All tracks written, mixed and produced by Nicolas Guerrero
Artwork by Olmo U. Aguirre
Layout by Gramrcy
Mastered and cut by Simon from The Exchange

Buy the release: https://mnshift.bandcamp.com/album/the-driving-rain

Label Links
[1] http://www.mnshift.net
[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midnight_Shift_Records
[3] http://www.mnshift.net/events
[4] https://www.facebook.com/mnshift
[5] https://soundcloud.com/midnight-shift