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As the Wu-Tang would say, “The Saga Continues” with 4 more tracks from the meticulous sample-chopper Sylvain Dessagne a.k.a Sunareht. There is a parallel to be made between RZA’s unconventional way of treating rap beats and Dessagnes’ approach to reconstruction of filtered house tropes into a completely different, often non-drum-focused, musical object.

On the ‘Sagas’ EP Sunareht continues to explore his unique technique of staccato-like chops discovered on his previous work Hyul (2017), this time injecting a healthy dose of melody and poignancy to the instantly-recognizable formula, bringing even more euphoria through a series of roof-less build ups intended to have no payoff, leaving the listener suspended in the air, in a bizarrely addictive state of unresolved anticipation.

Our pick off the EP is ‘Bât. C’, hooking us in from the get go as it builds up from raw and gritty backbone of a drum track. Only to carry that same energy throughout the track with a similar top line pattern.

Sunareht’s ‘Sagas’ EP will be released digitally on June 15th.

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