Autoreplys aptly named After Hours edition sees Ben Rourke subtly create a sonic landscape in which every note matters, and reminds us that techno can indeed be a deeply emotional form of music. This is the kind of EP you wish would magically start playing during the taxi ride home from Berghain or some other temple of techno; its music to soundtrack personal reflection; deeply introspective and atmospheric. Blue features shuffling synths bouncing off delicate keys and deep scrapes that appear unannounced alongside ethereal vocal snippets.Pier Buccis remix utilises the title tracks subtle instrumentation and takes it up a notch. Its beautifully constructed and textured – just as we have come to expect from the Chilean producer – with the trademark hint of South American flavour. The three-track EP is rounded off with Rourkes Squareb, which is possibly even more introspective and thought-provoking than Blue.
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