Artist: DJ Red
Title: Eyes Are Blind
Label: BPitch Control
Cat. #: BPC269
Format: Vinyl, digital
Release Date: November 29th 2013
A1 Eyes Are Blind (Original Mix)
B1 Look Deep (Original Mix)
B2 Awake Track (Original Mix)
Simona Calvani, Roman by birth and DJ Red by moniker, debuts on BPitch Control with her Eyes Are Blind EP. It’s the restriction of vision. Intense study. Coming to.
The restriction of vision: ‘Eyes Are Blind’. Ushered in by a deliberate beat clash, a solid but warm bass drum underlies the narrative. It entices a quickly enveloping synth which drags for the first two beats and juts for the last. An understated sequence emerges from an undergrowth of dissembled whispers, before a 2-step snare skips to the end. Vision is restricted, but purpose is not lost.
Intense study: ‘Look Deep‘. The track begins incessant and out of focus; a hi-hat dominates, distracting. But then comes a mendacious marching band, playing on, on, and on. And you can do nothing but adhere to its tune, following its pattern, helplessly.
Coming to: ‘Awake Track‘. From the deep resonance of the marching band comes light. Wooden taps, clicking snares, melodic bass. Percussion is airy. And despite a dark menace still underscoring the flow this is an emergence back into clarity.
Eyes Are Blind is a narrative on sight, moving from the submerged to the clear. But as much as it’s a record about seeing, you have to listen carefully. After all, you don’t want to miss anything.