RAZA – Futuramayana [Save As]Glasgow duo RAZA refer to themselves as a “heated conversation”, funny that, because the temperature which radiates off these four songs on show within this beautiful little EP Futuramayana is quite something else, turn the heating up to 11 boys – these pieces of beats are reeking of subtly spiced garam masala (and more than a couple absolutely-stonking melodies).
Tracks such as drifting drum led ‘Dogons VS Vogons’ encapsulates an orgasmic plausibly pleasing rhythm genre sweethearts Four Tet would be proud of while the neurotically synth organised opener ‘Futuramayana’ is at the heart of that Pacha dance floor you don’t want to ever leave in the sandy beaches of Ibiza.
Dripping in grease proof stains of lovely synthesised unspoken syllables which cathartically delve their teeth into a violated surface of fun and tango, here we have profusely prolifically the wonderful dynamic which makes RAZA tick over quite deliciously.
Third track ‘Green Wave’ is a teasing abomination of crashing nonsense, while closing track ‘Pandahero’ propels you over the flaunting sunrise – forever basking you in loops and loops of haunted memories en route home from a party you will never forget.
RAZA are that party.
Words: Chris Kelman