KM033 | Rivet – Bear Bile EP

Rivet is back on Kontra-Musik with a classy funk affair that will be luring us ever deeper into dance floor delirium.
It is a matured Rivet we meet on Bear Bile EP. The complexity of sound and composition of his latest EP, Driftwood continues here. Sometimes we hear Rivet complain that his production and release rate is to slow. When listening to his resent music you definitely understand why. Rivets music contains all the classic elements, but decomposed, manipulated and built together again in his own updated, very distinguished way.
Bear Bile Pt 1 is the most straightforward track on the EP. An untraceable female vocal loops over distorted bass, a jazz piano lead and complex hand played rhythms. Before ending the Rivet signature is entering, a melancholic melody to contrast against the raw distorted funk.
– The “string” in the end is, as usual with my tracks, a trumpet. I love working with those, they naturally sit so perfectly in the mix because of their narrow but spiky frequency range, and when processed they sound like a synth with an unlikely amount of soul, says Rivet.

On Bear Bile Pt 2 some serious moog funk works against a free and drifting melody and chords that apparently is a mashed loop from a huge 2012 radio hit. After a few rounds on the turntable, the strong groove hits and a very strong and unique club track unfold before you.

On the last part a choked bass line and a tweaked acidic lead build the structure under joyful piano and gloomy strings.

All out EMO. It was quite heavy for me working with it, I recorded the melody almost two years before I could actually finalize the song. Sad but hopeful, like the fight against bear bile is.


With this EP we support The World Society for the Protection of Animals, WSPA. Please consider doing the same.

There are currently around 20, 000 bears being subjected to some of the most brutal animal cruelty imaginable. Cubs are bred and held in cages too small to even stand up in. Daily tapped for their gall through and open, often infected, wound in the abdomen. Many suffer for up to 10-12 years before they die.

Bear gall is used in traditional Asian medicine, but can be synthetically replaced. Please consider being a part of putting an end to this barbarity by supporting WSPA.

The World Society for the Protection of Animals

World Wide Distribution by CLONE


  • Artists: Rivet
  • Title: Bear Bile EP
  • Label: Kontra-Musik Records
  • Format: Vinyl 12″ + digital
  • Cat.No.: km033
  • Vinyl release date: 140217
  • Digital release date: 140317