RAC is known for his seemingly endless supply of remixes and summery brand of nu-disco and indie dance, but with a new project he is doing something a bit different. His new EP Closer was originally created for the Oregon Ballet Theatre and his take on classical or orchestral music that would mesh with the dancer’s movements.
He developed the songs with four different choreographers to write something different for each dancer.
The pieces all bring something a little different to the table. “Katherine” is a slow and more subdued record with gentle piano and strings, while “Lisa,” adds a little more sense of urgency to its strings as the composition builds. “Peter” brings in percussion with an up swell of energy as the fluttering piano remains a constant in the background.
In a statement, RAC said this was "quite challenging," but he said he "enjoyed trying something very different and experimental." He continues, "There's something freeing about not conforming to traditional song structures and writing something purely emotional."
Stream the full EP below and pick it up here.