Fresh from a debut Boiler Room performance at the world famous AVA Festival, releases on Extended Play, Nocturne & Rudimentary Records, and captivating live performances on Celtronic, Derry's own Cartin delivers a two-track EP that spans lairy UK electro, breaks and glitch-driven techno driven that throws a well-deserved spotlight on exactly why the Emerald Isle is so excited about it.
Undoubtedly one of the most electrifying talents to emerge from Northern Ireland in recent years, Cartin's energetic performances and captivating electronic productions have cemented his status as 'upcoming' in Ireland, following a path pioneered by recent artists. Kessler and Sputnik Uno. Incorporating live guitar elements into almost everything he does, it's these elements that ensure Cartin stands out in a sea of the same.
This work demonstrates the particular way in which the producer understands sound, located at the opposite end of the commercial, the generic, what works: what he does is, on the contrary, a kind of unstable magma of pulsations and glows, with traces melodic. and blurred textures, pursuing a serene, spiritual, almost ascetic expression. All those languages and influences from which he was nurtured dialogue in this EP, creating new, different and highly evolved sound organisms.
In the end, Cartin ends up creating an EP where there is a very careful balance between the ambition of his intentions and the greatness of his results, managing to go further, not an easy task. But the level is up there, and this producer can be proud of having initialed and reaffirmed his entry into the history of electronic music.