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Disparate Elements

Disparate Elements

Further Reductions is the live project of husband and wife Shawn (aka Vapauteen, 400ppm, Let Er Est) and Katie O’Sullivan (aka Rose E Kross, ppG). Based in New York City. Back in 2014 they released their gorgeous debut album on Cititrax records. The album is an adventurous trip where they pushed forward a very unique sound. After all those years there will be a follow up by this EP on Knekelhuis. Expect a fusion of different sounds, being grimy and pretty at the same time.

Artwork – Jordan Levine 
Mastered By – Ruud Lekx
Producer – Katie Rose O’Sullivan, Shawn O’Sullivan

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Husband/wife duo Shawn O’Sullivan and Katie Rose bang it right on the nose with Disparate Elements for the steadily expanding Knekelhuis label, chasing the style of their LPs for Cititrax and Robert & Leopold into dank electro, EBM and fugged-up technopop realms.

The pairing appear to bring the best out of each other in all parts. Rose’s vocals and synths vitally offset O’Sullivan’s cranky grooves, most delectably in the slippery gynoid sex tune It’s Later Than You Think, then pitched and diffracted into the mazy jacker Disparate Elements, and haunting the upper echelons of their grim brummie acid banger Aural Equivalent, whilst Central System is a pure, ‘floor knacking instrumental electro weapon.

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