As Motorist, LA native Joe Rihn makes music which points in the direction of the soulful, jazz inflections of artists like Wax Doctor and Peshay.Time Is Now White Vol.20 pays testament to his dexterity in creating fully-immersive atmospheres, as well as his penchant for rhythmic experimentation.
The EP’s smooth-as-silk opener ‘Drip’ typifies this, luring you in with the psychedelic-funk tones of wah-pedalled guitar plucks, and the instrumental quality of percussion which cruises along at half-time before Amen breaks pick up the pace. ‘Balamb Garden’ captures D’n’B’s meditative potential, driven by a dynamic syncopation which swings beneath airy pads and piano tinkles before the harder-hitting raw club track ‘Caldoria’ brings the A-side to a storming close.
‘Blast Route’ picks things right back up again, together with ‘Prism’, which nod more to the hardcore proclivities of the likes of DJ Die with distorted drum breaks and warped basslines. ‘Rover’ strips things back once more, boasting Motorist’s capacity for teasing out the slower, more mellow side of 160.
Time Is Now White Vol.2o drops 3rd June 2022 via Time Is Now.
released June 10, 2022
Production by: Joe Rihn
Mastering by: Ten Eight Seven
Artwork: Pointless Illustrations
Pressing by: Record Industry