2018 Countdown | HUW X RXB

The Ropeadope mission is to connect people - musicians, fans, and tastemakers worldwide, so it was a great pleasure to see two kindred souls connect for the first time in the 2018 release Wood/Water. Aaron Dolton of HUW took the solo piano works of Richard X Bennett and sought to create something that transmitted the essence of Bennett’s work in a new way. The result is deep yet transcendent; Bennett’s recordings came from a place of introspection, which Dolton intuitively understood and extended through sampling and modular synthesis into new sound. The final recordings end up carrying the essence of both artists, and by extension the the beauty and sadness of this thing called life.