Chilled out vintage house from the UK, circa 1990. The album's analog warmth and playful musicality place these dusty DAT recordings in good stead with current house releases. Back Life and Hard to Finish If Your Finish place charming improvised leads over unstoppable square wave basslines. My Midi Is A Mess works in a more sequenced set of chords while exploring the sweet spot between The Music Box and The Hacienda. Tuff City Kids appear with a classy edit. Recommended.
Heady, substantial modern acid from the duo comprised of Hakim Murphy and Ike Release. In a way similar to Convextion , the duo balances the more banging signifiers of the subgenre with cerebral synthwork. Open Electric Acid uses the classic 303 box in a traditional melodic context, presenting an oblique, banging bassline. Exosuit indulges more abstract modular exercises before introducing a spacious church organ.