In his recent article on Raund Haus, the INDY’s David Ford Smith praised the Durham-based beat-music collective and label for spreading out its tendrils to connect North Carolina. Raund Haus proves the point with its first release of 2019, which comes from Charlotte producer Axnt.

Double Image is a softly assertive platter of smeared samples, sinuous synths, and fine percussive clockwork that shifts between sad-sunset and starry-night vibes. Check tomorrow’s INDY for our review and Raund Haus’s Bandcamp for the drop on Friday, April 12.

In the meantime, we’ve got the premiere of “Chillingdawn,” where a lyrical synth writes cool neon cursive across mesmerized drums and low-key funky bass: