Sixtus Preiss – Rare Earth [EP]

It’s a ‘Rare Earth’ indeed when we are lost for words, but we really struggled to find the right ones to do justice to this formidable release from the Austrian powerhouse; Sixtus Preiss.

The diversity of sounds and moods that the EP offers is pretty mind blowing. From the aggressive and spacious shuffle step of ‘Common’ to the smooth but somewhat sombre feel of ‘Everything Is Still The Same feat. Kœnig’. You’ll find yourself asking how this musical jigsaw fits together to complete a picture, but you know what, it really does!

The title track and the equally infectious ‘Vitamin’ have been the stand out parts for us. Probably because we’re absolute fiends for a glitchy, squelchy synth coupled with a relentlessly chugging bassline. And who can resist a descending bass bomb and a tropical-esq beat when it’s coupled with a bespectacled nun joyfully dancing in a sun-kissed river.

Go fetch yourself copy and have possibly the most confusing yet fun 23 musical minutes of the year so far. Rare Earth is out now on Affine Records.