Eric Estornel’s Lone Romantic releases “Romboid Assassin Ep”, the new EP of the veteran English-born, France-based producer Carl Finlow.
“Romboid Assassin Ep” is the 3rd instalment, following Estornel’s Maceo Plex album “Solar” and the return of his Mariel Ito alias with the “2e Komst” EP, remarking the distinct sound of the label once again, while pushing a step forward at the same time.
With the relaunch of Mariel Ito, the electro and IDM moniker of Estornel, that was active in the early 2000s with releases on Modern Love or SCSI-AV and that will see a retrospective album from that time on R&S Records, Lone Romantic is a new suitable platform for Carl’s music. However, from the 90s until today, his vast catalog traverses through the most relevant labels out there such as Warp, Soma, Klang, SCSI-AV, Novamute, Satamile, Electrix and his own 2020 Vision.
“Romboid Assassin Ep” is a four-tracker showcasing classic electro schemes with ease. A frenetic mysticism and a meditative melancholy stand behind the most innovative trajectories of funk, within a mood much divergent than the usual conservative reverence towards the genre.