||1.||"As I Look To The Sky From The Surface Of The Water"|
As I Look To The Sky From The Surface Of The Water is the much awaited second album from GRIT, aka London producer Gary Brackley and it's found a perfect home on Meanwhile. The label is well placed to be an outlet for GRIT's explorations deep into the realm of deep techno, thanks to it's standing within the techno community and this album stands tall alongside contributions from the likes of Murmur, Sven Weismann, Bvdub and Conforce. Opening with the expansive title track, GRIT sets the tone for what to expect with the ripple of syncopation shifting in and out of focus amidst the viscous layers of foggified luminescent ambient texture. Across the subsequent five tracks this tone is retained throughout as Brackley playfully explores the inventive sparks that arise when rhythm rubs with texture, with the smudged out subaqueous "Safer Retreat" a real highlight.
Kone-R (Uncharted Audio), FOLD, Zade Cross, Alex Font, Keith Anderson, Malcolm Moore (Altered Moods), Juno Recommends Techno, Miles Sagnia, Bovill, Toki Fuko, Marcello Giordani, Natan H, Tommy Finger Jr.
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