out for a while: Deniro – Saola EP [Token Records]

 

Artist:
Deniro

 

Title:
Saola EP

 

Label:
Token Records

 

Cat#:
TOKEN110

 

Release Date:
09th September 2022

 

Format:
vinyl, download & streaming

 

Tracklist:
01.
Saola

02.
Vaquita

03.
Gharial

04.
Baiji

 

Press Info:
After a more than convincing debut on Token with his contribution to 2020’s Fuga II compilation, Deniro returns with a 4-part sonic manifesto entitled ‘Saola’. With each track name referring to either a highly endangered or extinct wild animal, Deniro offers analog efficiency denoting various ecospheres through minimalist composition. Linear in form yet immersive in effect, Saola guides the listener from lucity into spacious abyss.

Initiating the EP with the title track, ‘Saola’ confronts with what can almost be perceived as a hastily played piano. The A1 provides nail-biting dissonance to kick things off with hypnotic delay, gripping the listener until the very end with consistent progression through a simplistic albeit powerful percussion line. Deniro then picks up the pace and shines things up with a brightly stabbed synth and 16th hats to roll us through the highly efficacious followup, ‘Vaquita’.
Even more explosive than its predecessor, Deniro uses ‘Vaquita’ to show tense restraint in his arrangement that’s complemented by his pressing lead sequence.

The record is then flipped to reveal a B side that takes off as soon as the needle hits the wax. ‘Gharial’ begins explosively full-on, throwing the listener into a vicious pursuit soundtracked by a fleetingly polyrhythmic arpeggio. The energy is underlined by rolling snares and toms to expand the width of the EP before arriving into the final excursion through the record’s most introspective piece. High pitched plucks like stars brush along a song that inspires discovery. Whirlpooling white-noise in the far stereo field gives deep ambience to ‘Baiji’, offering an ethereal conclusion to an suspenseful adventure.

 

Snippets:

 

Full Track Streaming:
“Baiji”

 

Video:
“Gharial”

Video made by the29nov films

 

Special:
“at Dekmantel Festival 2022”

 

Recommendations:
split EP “Liquid Shards” w/ Deniro on Reclaim Your City
all stuff on Token Records we featured

 

Buy Vinyl:
Deniro @ Bandcamp
Deejay
Decks
Juno
Red Eye Records
Hardwax
more soon

 

Buy Download:
Deniro @ Bandcamp
JunoDownload
Beatport
iTunes
TraxSource
Boomkat
Bleep
Clone Digital
Hardwax
more soon

 

Commercial Streaming Services:
Tidal
Spotify
Deezer
Apple Music
Youtube Music

 

Booking:
Source Artists

 

Websites:
Deniro
Token Records

 

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