Killer debut turn on Mr Zap's Ethereal Sounds label from Miruga, last seen appearing on the appropriately named Drift Deeper label at the turn of 2012. Ethereal Sound completists will gladly add the Human Tube EP to their collection, with the two tracks from the Japanese producer a perfect fit for the label's aesthetic. Commencing with freeform percussive touches cascading around the channels, the title track eventually settles into a thick set groove, with a glacial sheen somehow keeping a lid on the many layers of texture and found sound that Miruga packs inbetween. It has that dual sensation of busy and calm that punctuates so much Ethereal Sound output and is complemented by the facedown business of "This Side Of Sunshine", a bonafide entry into deep house authenticity. A central playful axis between stop start piano samples caked in vinyl crackle and equally dusty drums is complemented by some well judged chord shimmers that remain just within ear shot - you can picture Peterson investing in fresh pants at the mere prospect of playing this one.
Owen Jay (Batti Batti / Metrolux ), Brendan Clark (Northern Purpose), Nick P Warren, Flori, Life Recorder, Replika (Deso, Swedish Brandy), AntonZap, Satore (Hizou Deep Rooted Music), Deymare, Agnostic Rhythm, Manos Mara (Bliq), Natan H, Diego Perrisson, Tommy Finger Jr., East Soul Person, Ben La Desh
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