Senin EP – Piktor (Subtil)
As the label says, an understated release, the eleven minute long ‘Orion’s Belt’ stands out. A groove which won’t quit.
Unofficial Discourse – Esteban Adame (Dolly)
A fat-bottomed Detroit-inflected release with a latin tinge here and there. The Los Hermanos remix should be longer though.
NS 19 – Levon Vincent (Novel Sound)
It’s noticeable that since his outburst after the Bataclan terrorist incident, Levon Vincent has suffered a drop in form comparable to that of Tiger Woods. Untouchable before, now seemingly neutered. I like this, although it struggles to hit the heights of older productions.
Portal EP – Eversines (Depth Over Distance)
Not an electro release, as stated on some sites. A very good, restrained in parts, techno one though, which knows when to pull its punches.
Winds Of Corruption – Corporation Mindfuck (Hard Beach Entertainment)
Current electro darling(s), and effortless winners of the best named whoever, (CM’s id is a closely-guarded secret), this EP follows up an eponymous debut and does everything right. Stark, dystopian beats with depth and range.
The Others – Jack Roland (Lonely Planets)
Came out at the tail end of last summer. Electro mysticsm for the most part, with disembodied voices featuring.
Dahlia 996 – Nopax (Dahlia)
Funk and syncopation within the minimalist template.
Numerous Agomens Vol 1 – Pharba/Lowkust/Mark Thibideau/Gunnter (Joule Imprint)
Fairly bounces along. Echoes of Mood ll Swing.
Paradox – Alexi Perala (Trip)
An elegantly packaged doublepack from a singular techno artist with a seemingly inexhaustible supply of beats.
Blueprint EP – Merv (Taped Artifact)
Dub techno with bite from a label quietly doing its own thing.