A Little Part Of Shade is about the part of shade that everyone has. It's about the private garden; its quite the opposite of Niwa. It's an inside garden. It can be bright or dark or in the middle. It can destroy or help you.
If you weren't convinced of Raphaël Ripperton's compositional talent by his debut album, his sophomore release will do the trick. The LPs multiple programmed rhythms loosely mimic a more natural world and sees him work alongside a variety of artists including Hemlock Smith, the multi talented writer, graphist and photographer Van Hai, and Germain Umdenstock, whom features on the opening lead track 'A Little Part Of Shade'; providing guitar melodies over his carefully constructed landscapes.
Drawing on the collaborative talents from his own highly respected independent Perspectiv label Ripperton's track 'Black Wall' features the vocals of Masaya and succeeds in demanding an almost attentive listen. 'A Little Part Of Shade' conjoins emotional forces with Ripperton's fascinating use of soundscapes and contains smooth instrumentation throughout before closing with the achingly soulful Spike featuring Hemlock Smiths tender vocals.
The thirteen musically broad and emotionally deep tracks that are included in 'A Little Part Of Shade' reflect Ripperton's approach to electronic music production, song writing attitude, and the sense of poignant delivery that extends far beyond the purview of techno clubs.
released June 24, 2013
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