Full-throttle mental overdrive. Transition Piece nests as the centerpiece of Ben Ritz debut on Sweat Equity last year. A refined balance – equal parts of wonky-timed laser arps, an alleviating chord progression, and bassline bouncing like its got somewhere to be – all blended in a high-octane tempo. The unexpected transition at 3:46 is the creative decision that puts this track in a league of its own. This is a display of superb control over timing and sounds that wouldn’t fit together under slightly different circumstances. A unique brain melter no doubt.
You can buy this and the entire Trope Insurance EP here.