Earlier this month The Bloody Beetroots dropped an adrenaline packed single which alerted fans to a potential resurrection of the visceral project. Today, July 31, the producer proves he’s back in a big way with another gut wrenching release.
“Saint Bass City Rockers,” which makes its premiere as a Dancing Astronaut exclusive first look, is a sinuous instrumental track of cinematic proportions. Strung out over five minutes, the track’s narrative veers through a freaky, TR-303 laden intro straight into an intergalactic electro rock jam. Though the song’s synth backbone keeps it pounding from start to finish, “Saint Bass City Rockers” features a number of sonic twists and turns and even some far east instrumentation.
“I imagined this voyage as I wrote the song,” says producer Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo of the track. “A long voyage, an electronic mantra that is articulated with different melodies, touching various spots around the world from California, India, Norway and England.”
Rifo’s aggressive, mask and leather clad alter ego has long been revered for his visceral, heavy synth brand of electronic music. 2017 marks the project’s 10 year anniversary and—after a few years of radio silence from the prolific moniker—Rifo is celebrating in a huge way with a series of releases and announcements that he will continue to tease out through the end of summer.
As his surprise release “My Name Is Thunder” continues to rack up an impressive amount of traction, many fans have been left speculating about a potential LP on the way. Whether Rifo’s reprisal is a long term one remains to be seen as the producer has enjoyed enduring success with his releases under his own name and a string of successful production credits as well.