||2.||"Random Ladder With 40" (4:43)|
Powder enjoyed a fine debut year in 2015, first unfurling an EP of melodious, abstract deep house for ESP Institute, before following it up with the more tribal-tinged Spray on Born Free. Here, the mysterious producer returns to the latter imprint to showcase three more left-of-centre gems. "Afrorgan" is particularly potent, combining off-kilter Afro-tech drums with warm chord cycles, classic US garage organ stabs and twinkling, high-end melodies. "Random Ladder With 40" is a sparse and spacey affair, with sparkling synth lines backed by delay-laden bongo rhythms, while "Fridhemsplan" is a throbbing voyage into wonky, late night techno territory.
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