by Ruby My Dear

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Yizak It's great. The first track was a slight turn off though. Favorite track: Nour.
Jonathon Nord
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Jonathon Nord Brings Squarepusher to mind, which is high praise.
Curly Tom
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Curly Tom ruby is tha shit Favorite track: Nour.
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Splee Thanks for all the great music over the years.
Bobby Matheus
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Bobby Matheus RMD has always been the most influential producer ever in the electronic movement, from RMD, Doc, Velvet & MU, this shows that he grows and grows more and becomes a bigger genius, to me this type of breakcore can never be touched by anyone, amens, gltiches and samples that you wouldn't dare to imagine! total bliss. also my RMD collection is getting bigger too! :D Favorite track: Nour.
Serg Fergas
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Serg Fergas I dont really like Ruby's style, his drums, but "No Smoke" changed my opinion 180 deg. One of the best tracks which i heard in 4th quarter of this year. It represents and combains absolutely different styles: pure aggresion and pure creation. It like two parasites living on each together and make perfect "creature" but they also can live separeted. Thanks for that track and realese. Favorite track: No Smoke.
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The Balloon EP sees French artist Julien Chastagnol return with another superb four-track journey of finely crafted breakcore which is in turns dense and brutal then delicate and spacious, insular and thoughtful then charming and playful.
From the moment the mournful opening chords of 'No Smoke' are swiftly disrupted by a whirlwind of dark amen shards you know it's going to be an eventful ride. A massively present bottom-end punctuates with a combination of powerful punches and graceful glides throughout the piece offering an earthy context between the contemplation and the fury.
'Nour' brings a wistful mood to the fore, featuring an impressively dynamic composition of emotive melodies and rapid-fire drum patterns, underpinned by sub sweeps which feel immense yet never pull focus. On the more playful 'Hat and Beard', the characteristic splintered drum-work of Ruby My Dear displays a more spacious and rhythmically diverse arrangement, seemingly unafraid to fall apart entirely through spiralling effects before snapping back into focus with refreshed drive and intent.
'Peanuts on Train' sets forth on the final leg of the adventure, immediately conjuring the feel of 70s synth ambience and sound-track work. However this illusion is soon torn apart by an onslaught of insanely manic yet never abrasive drums, bass and arpeggios. As the pressure continuously mounts, neurofunk growls and hardcore/jungle-style vocal drops lend the track surprisingly mainstream dance-floor allusions, but without for one moment losing the unique emotional inertia and rhythmic immediacy of the whole EP, thus bringing the story to a close on a high and courageous note.


released December 14, 2015

All tracks written, recorded and produced by Julien Chastagnol.
Mastered at Calyx Mastering.
Artwork by Darkam.

kmt03. Kaometry records.
2015. Made in the EU.




Kaometry rec. Berlin, Germany

AKA "The geometry of Chaos".
Experimental music, Abstract Electronica, Breakcore, melodic Drum'n'bass, Ambient, Hardcore, IDM, disturbing Dub-influenced Electronic, and any sound experiments we listen to, we love, we live with, are the ones that we support.

Founded in London in 2007, Kaometry AKA The geometry of chaos is an independent label based in Berlin (Germany) and Valencia (Spain).
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