Click Box were some of the first to define the early sound of Items & Things with their Espaço E Tempo EP back in 2008. Then came a celebrated string of EPs for Minus that escaped the clutches of conventional techno with an inventive, cavernous sound signature. After a two- year hiatus in their hometown, São Paulo, Brazil, spent in focus for their audio production company Some Toys Audio Boutique and recently at the controls for electronic rock band Inky, Click Box have returned in 2012 for a new phase of cutting edge machine music.
Click Box marked their return in March of this year with Clock Active EP for Brazilian label Noise Music, with the track “Day After Day” receiving chart recognition from the likes of Depeche Mode legend Martin Gore. A remix for Andy Martin followed, as did the summer hit “One,” released in July with Items & Things’ compilation Variables, becoming a standout staple of Magda’s sets for the entire season. With their current Body Fall EP for Minus and a forthcoming remix for Gabriel Ferreira’s new label Unique Community in the pipeline, Click Box are proving to be as much in demand now as ever.
Down Over EP will drop on Items & Things on September 21, with another showcase of Click Box’s multifaceted and unconventional freshness. Opening track “Stop Down” takes cues from early acid house, playing with the framework to accommodate their own spacious sound design. “Last Day” is a low-down roller, with a sunken bassline and jabbing, processed vocals that keep the atmosphere dark and dangerous. “Something Wrong” is a vocal number that unfolds in an alternate italo disco dimension, and digital-only track “Stop Over” is sleek and classic Click Box minimalism. Madato has been a most intriguing discovery of Items & Things’ revival, and his Wrong Way Remix of “Something Wrong”, flips and dissects the track for deeper brand of a robotised funk.
With Down Over EP Click Box are back, and they’re also reaffirming what we knew all along: they are undoubtedly one of the most dynamic outfits of modern electronic music.
1 (A1): Stop Down
2 (A2): Last Day
3 (B1): Something Wrong
4 (B2): Something Wrong (Madato’s Wrong Way Remix)
5: Stop Over
Release date: September 21, 2012