DANIEL RUANE: The Interpreter DL The Silent Howl
Following on from the impressive ‘Arrhythmia’; ‘The Interpreter’ comprises of six remixes of other artists and four of his own tracks disassembled and rebuilt. It’s a format I have only encountered on one album before, that being Flint Glass’ excellent ‘Circumsounds’.
The most difficult thing for me when approaching this to review is that I haven’t actually heard the originals. I have however, heard a fair whack of Daniel’s work now; and what is plainly evident, is that the songs he has torn apart and reassembled on this album, now sound very much ‘him’.
Scattered beats, fractured electronics and airy gasps of pads permeate the entirety of this release; and it makes for a concise and structured listening experience. Ruane is not aversive to stepping up the pace where necessary; and key rhythmic staggers, interplay well in raising the tempo upon more sleepy arrangements.
The landscape changes somewhat on the mixes of his own tracks, due to the artists involved. Most remixes, as we know, are for the most part, mainly built on the premise that the person doing the work adds affair whack of their own sounds; and this is no exception. Each act compliments Ruane’s affection with beat play, with a prime slab of harmonics and programming skill, where the overall experience cleverly leaves the listener asking questions as to who ‘The interpreter’ really is.