After contributing one track earlier last Fall to the label’s first VA release, Mathis Ruffing steps up with his debut record, an invitation to dive headfirst into his ‘univearth’.
At 21 years old he’s already managed to craft a signature sound, elegant and mature with a focus on melody and texture. Rewardingly diverse, the EP touches on several genres and influences, ranging from cosmic to earthy dancefloor cuts, acid, grime, proper electro, IDM and ambient. The common thread on this record is the search for balance between heartfelt melodies on one hand and on the other a form of immediacy, raw and almost industrial. Ruffing has no trouble finding this balance and adding five terrific tracks to the Banlieue catalogue.