On “Cero/Flora,” Jonas Kopp displays remarkable patience, heating his tracks slowly until they reach a rolling boil. Kopp’s builds are his strength, and in both tracks on this Spectral single, the Argentine producer’s sense of drama and pacing – not to mention his taste for tight, anxious rhythms – is riveting.
“Cero”’s first half is one long exercise in anticipation, a rolling 16th-note chug that pulls the tension tighter and tighter but provides little in the way of release. Static electricity crackles around the rims of a speedy, gleaming kick; elements gradually coalesce into an army of raid-fire percussion, hammering on every beat as a wry three-note theme leads the charge. B-side “Flora” takes things deeper, placing Kopp’s paranoid syncopations in a damp, reverberant cave where shuddering bass stabs and frantic error-message blips compete with what sounds like a stifled sneeze. Must be cold in there.
Jonas Kopp hails from Buenos Aires where he got his start at the young age of 19. After coming to our attention when Matthew Dear downloaded some of his tracks at an airport, we have been infatua...check out Jonas Kopp's page and other releases