Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Mental Universe - Artefakt (Delsin)

Title: The Mental Universe
Artist: Artefakt
Label: Delsin
Cat Number: DSRC 8
Genre: Techno

1: The Mental Universe
2: Tidal
3: Mirage (Original Mix)
4: Mirage (Rework)

Power and benevolence, darkness and light; these are implicit in Artefakt’s work and, with the exception of the two minute long ‘Tidal’, are abundantly evident. It’s spacey, powerful stuff that is as appropriate for a lone strobe sweat pit, as a sunrise greeting, hands-in-the-air bash in healthier surroundings. The tranced-out, analogue underbelly is done very well in ‘Mirage’, and reminds me of raves gone by, while the percussive title track is an exercise in suppressed potential.  The weather’s getting cold now and this is full of northern froideur, but it thaws at the right moments.

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