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Having already debuted on PBDY’s TAR outpost with the 45°34°50° EP in 2014, Brussels’ Le Motel is back on the Los Angeles label with Ripples, a three track effort that shows off the producer’s beatific, textural approach to footwork rhythms. Having released dozens of one offs, remixes and collaborations over the past few years, touching on a number of styles throughout the footwork canon, Ripples functions as a calm distillation of his aesthetic, touching on classic Chicago tropes while working in the field recordings and swarming noise that make his work so unique. “Blood” is the most unique track on the record, a moody record perfect for winter and with just enough ambiguous menace to unsettle the mind and body. Check out more of Le Motel’s work here and be sure to grab Ripples this Friday (January 8).