Razzamatazz

by Marc Houle & Click Box

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Items & Things return with a five track EP from label heavyweights Marc Houle and Click Box, to be released on both physical and digital formats on September 20th. Recorded this spring in Sao Paulo, who better to describe the release than the trio themselves:
Marc Houle: “Besides being really great guys, Click Box are also really good musicians - not just as techno producers, but producers of other styles of music as well: they've made music for television, radio and also produced a few bands. So I knew that when I had some free time in Sao Paulo this spring, we were going to be able to record a whole EP because they work almost as quickly as I do. Our approach was to do everything quickly while having fun and not spending time on small details or the arrangement until after the session. We wanted each track to be slightly different but have the same overall feeling. I spent most of the time in front of their Juno-60 and Marco was on some modular thing and a Moog. Pedro was engineering and doing the drum parts. We were having so much fun yelling ideas at each other and recording pretty much non-stop. The great thing about the project was the balance of us having a super fun time with how seriously we take music.”
Click Box: “We had spent a great week with Marc and decided to work on an EP together. Earlier that day, we hung out, did some laundry, drove through the city looking for tacos and also for the exposed electrical wires in the streets of São Paulo before going in the studio. It was really fun, due mainly in part to the fact that we didn't set any guidelines for ourselves. We just made music for pleasure with no pressure. With the tracks on the EP, we feel that you can hear a little bit of all three of us: fat groves, hypnotic synths, and funky bass-lines, all within a light context. Music for dancing, not thinking – music to have some fun with!”

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released September 30, 2013

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