Daniel Avery's latest effort dives headfirst into the depths of ambient techno, but comes up relatively empty-handed.
Caribou's latest record is a bit of a concept album about the ups and downs of love.
Aleph has some pretty hard-hitting tech house highlights, but most of the subdued tracks just simply aren't as engaging, and only seem like they exist to balance out the aggressive moments here--a lot of which sound very similar.
Electronic music producer Jon Hopkins drops some visuals for the song "Collider," which is one of the many great tracks from his latest full-length, Immunity, which you can catch a review for below.
The story here seems to follow one girl reliving a nightmarish night at the club that involves some epileptic fits--I'm assuming they're drug-related--and one of the most aggressive make out sessions I've seen in a while. The last third actually becomes slightly uncomfortable to watch as our female protagonist struggles against the grip of some fellow clubgoer who looks like he's trying to help her--uh, I think.
Daniel Avery assembles a diverse album of well-crafted tech house tracks that's solid from start to finish.
While Four Tet's latest records has some interesting tech house-flavored beats, the presentation of tracks here seems a little too loose, scattered to leave a lasting impact as an album. Some good tracks, though.