Matthew Burton & Kate Rathod – Warehouse Fool
Partners in life as well as partners in the Studio, Matthew Burton & Kate Rathod are a British born Berlin based duo. Known for their live acts featuring ethereal, woozy and just plain out there sounds this is no-nonsense after hours listening. Landing in 2012 under Visionquest, Warehouse Fool is the A-Side to their EP
It’s a track for rooms lit by candles and as such slithers in at a snails pace BPM. Crisper than Norwegian winter air the hats patter with nuance. Burton once informed RA ‘Kate brings a more musical element to the music. She’s always good at busting out melodies, chords and pads which I always found more difficult. I usually start things off with getting a good groove together.’ In light of this it’s Kate skills which takes centre stage. Similar to Daniel La Luz, Nina Kraviz or Dana Ruh, Kate is adept at using ghouled vocals. Elongated and airy they suit the environment with aplomb. A two note ambient synth is played in sync. Fading and echoing in and out are filtered rain drops. Recordings of spacecrafts taking off and landing help render this Alice In Wonderland Like world. The subtleness and erratic nature of these field noises apprehend the cerebral to send it off a cliff descending into an interstellar abyss. ‘Step Aside‘ by Life & & Death is another druggy murky Visionquest number. It’s a label that can provide a platform for artists to venture where their creative juices want to go a bit other worldly. For post 5am and Village Underground like clubs these kind of tracks are certainly for those who want a full throttle escapade.