Excelsior Ruth - Excelsior Ruth EP [High Priestess Recordings]

Excelsior Ruth
Release title
Excelsior Ruth
Label name
High Priestess Recordings
Release date
May 3, 2024
Release type
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Jul 21, 2020
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pure mid 90s vibes
Excelsior Ruth is a composer, DJ and producer born in the North-East of England but who currently resides in South London.

On her eponymously titled debut, she combines a life-long love of euphoric trance with echoes of her live performances as exlRuth, which incorporate sound recordings, drone, traditional choral music and the makina backdrop of her youth.

Embedded in community heritage, it’s a record that probes connections between the classical and contemporary.

Gossamer harp drifts across time on ‘Haunt’, leading to the affecting arpeggios, strings and high BPMs of ‘Dream Of Night’, programmed, as much of the EP was, on classic 90s synthesisers, including the Roland JP8080 and Quasimidi Rave-0-Lution 309. Drinkwater’s ‘Dawn Return mix’ reduces ‘Dream Of Night’ down to a moment of 6am E-motion, limbs weaving through dry ice like mist on long-forgotten moors.

A cathedral of angelic voices swells in ‘Dream Of You’, their hymn to oceanic feeling rooted to earth by a raining cascade of kicks.

‘Sleepy Hollow’ journeys further into deep, unspeakable bodily knowing, pushed & pulled between propulsion and stasis as fizzy high hats and restless melodies weave through shrouds of ambient pads.

Excelsior Ruth - Excelsior Ruth EP [High Priestess Recordings]
A1: Excelsior Ruth - Haunt
A2: Excelsior Ruth - Dream Of Night
A3: Excelsior Ruth - Dream Of Night (Drinkwater's Dawn Return Mix)
B1: Excelsior Ruth - Dream Of You
B2: Excelsior Ruth - Sleepy Hollow

Excelsior Ruth - Dream Of Night (Drinkwater's Dawn Return Mix) [High Priestess Recordings]

Excelsior Ruth - Dream Of Night [High Priestess Recordings]

Excelsior Ruth - Sleepy Hollow [High Priestess Recordings]

LTD Vinyl Edition of the debut release from Excelsior Ruth on High Priestess Recordings.

Printed by Deepgrooves Vinyl Pressing Plant and housed in a custom printed protective sleeve.

Custom Tarot with each copy with a poem by Gray on the rear side.

Edition of 300 copies.
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Jul 13, 2020
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Yeah Drinkwater's mix is nice
Sleepy hollow also has something in it, but can't stand those ear piercing hats


TranceFix Crew
Jun 27, 2020
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Sleepy Hollow is where it's at for me. Straight up early/mid 90s electronic. Great one.