As the so-called independent, underground club music scene continues to self-police with market trends, unconsciously mimicking the mainstream music industrys demise, we try our best to ignore these unwritten rules and to take risks with unexpected output. In the T-Bet tradition, our latest 12" brings the first collaborative release from two established artists: Gabriele Carasco and Angelina Yershova, who offer the intricate, slowly unfolding Beyond Colors EP. Italian born, Zurich-based DJ/producer Carasco has already released a handful of solo EPs, most recently on Andre Croms OFF Recordings. Meanwhile, Kazakhstani-born, Rome-based Yershova has a more academic background, having brought her experimental performances to festivals throughout Europe and North America. Does this mean suede elbow patches will become the new club fashion trend for 2012? We do hope this EP paves the way for more reflective moments on the dancefloor... Aside from the skittering electronic backbone in the background, "Beyond Colors" is crafted almost entirely upon acoustic sounds: upright bass, violin and piano, intermittently accented by abstract vocal sounds. Even the jazzy drum kit that enters later suggests that we are hearing a live session unfurl, but the timing and placement of each subtle change indicates studio precision. On the reverse side, "Overlapping Hands" works with a similar variety of sounds but with more emphasis on the beats, shifting and gently breaking and resynchronizing, while at the same time, sparse piano notes repeat at different intervals, showing a Steve Reich influence. Finally, Signor Andreoni (who co-runs our label along with Acirne and Cherry Baker) revamps this track with even more focus on the electronic pulse, crescendoing with the most club-friendly moments on the EP.