Sunday, February 04, 2018

Emotional Intelligence - Darren Nye (FireScope Records)

Title: Emotional Intelligence
Artist: Darren Nye
Label: FireScope Records
Cat Number: FS010
Genre: Techno

A1: Things She Said
A2: Emulated Emotion
B1: Plasmid Soul
B2: Fragments
B3: Disconnected Reality

With recent releases from Derek Carr, Steven Rutter and John Shima under its multi-coloured vinyl belt, FireScope currently holds a lot of aces as far as the stellar techno game is concerned. Darren Nye has apparently been writing music for over twenty years, but this is his first release on vinyl and, as such, fits the FireScope bill perfectly. This also means, however, that you know what you’re letting yourself in for before the needle hits the groove. Darren Nye’s take on the sound advanced by his influences is an introspective one, rarely getting out of second gear, but all the while creating lush, intergalactic soundscapes which have a contemplative slant. It’s a consistent release, with the temperature raised a little by ‘Plasmid Soul’ and ‘Fragments’ whose electro flirtations constantly threaten to break the diaphanous mould which characterizes the rest of the EP, but stop short of quite doing so.

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