ATWELL BAKER DE SOL
On his newly released “De Sol’’ EP, 20-year-old Clark Burkhardt, of Providence, working under the name Atwell Baker, adheres to one of entertainment’s too frequently disregarded notions: Leave them wanting more. The four original tracks here, plus a handful of remixes from Boston area producers M. Constant, Ian Barnett, and Quam (much of whose recent works share a chilled-out hip-hop aesthetic), clock in between one and three minutes, but in each instance it’s a brief introduction to a vibrantly imagined conceptual space. “Deus’’ chops up a haunting vocal from Suzi Analogue’s “Ex Machina’’ and bleaches it out through a hypnotic spin cycle of gently pulsing clips. Better still is the title track, which, like many of Burkhardt’s tracks under his previous incarnation, Fat Camp, is a minimalistic trip through deconstructed glitchy hip-hop with static-laden beats at the forefront of the hazy mix. For those wanting more (and you probably will), an affiliated remix release, available now, takes the central sample of “De Sol’’ - the gorgeous Brazilian vocal harmonies of “Tardes’’ by Wayne Shorter and Milton Nascimento - as the jumping-off point for tracks from like-minded producers in Boston, Gdansk, Poland, and Zurich.
A previous version of this story incorrectly spelled the name of the album. It is “De Sol.”