After a series of releases for Semantica and M_Rec, Spanish producer Aiken takes the plunge and launches his own label. "Expansion" is reminiscent of 90s techno with its rolling drums and chiming bells, while the title track is a tough, heads down rhythm track with screeching riffs and dark acid lines. Best of all though is "Confronted"; its drums are pushed to the point of distortion and the 303s have a genuinely grimy feel, giving way to an upbuilding analogue sequence that will bore its way through your synapse. As debut releases go, Different Paths is an impressive one.
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