Raíz & Permanent Heartbreak – Absence Of You

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.

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Raíz – Cored

VRV is the new Droid Behavior label headed by Raíz and Subversive. Cored is the label’s first release.


At the center of anything lies its core. Whether mechanical, organic, global, or human, the core presents an essence around which objects and systems unfold. This EP is the inaugural seed of the VRV concept. Four tracks here display varying degrees of aggressive, essential techno, with stripped-down elements containing measured amounts of grit, power and depth. The EP’s use of tension and dynamics continues to propel the music forward, building to an epic finale, a great closer.

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