Raíz cooperate with social observer Permanent Hearbreak on the label’s 4th vinyl release. The collaboration delves deep into human emotion over three movements, developing around the concept of personal absence.
Side A1, With Out You, stretches a somber beat over 6 minutes with graceful overtones and powerful rhythm. Permanent Heartbreak speaks the message of “With Out You” over wet/dry percussion and heartsick chords. The energy and attitude turn up considerably on the flip side.
With Me is a quick jaunt through semi-distorted clap and kick combinations of the jacking variety. Evolving analog style synth work builds the song until its climactic end.
Wont Change Me takes cues from the darker Detroit / Kalamazoo sounds with Permanent Heartbreak’s cold premonitions laid out over a driving sequence.