Cat: REALITYUSEDTOBEAFRIENDOFMINE 20181CLEAR. Rel: 27 Aug 20
In My Heart (5:28)
Heal Yourself (10:18)
Review: Repressed after its original release, we're talking super-emotionally charged electronic music recalling, at different moments, classic Orbital, the most euphoric hardcore breaks and the hybrid dance-chillout sound popularised during the 1990s. Forget the nostalgia trip, through, while this is grounded in - and coming out of - the ongoing classic 'rave music' revival, it's clearly born in our era.
Opening on the staggeringly confident "Goodbye", broken kicks and loose percussion brings the weight beneath one hell of an epic, slow looped string harmony, vocals crying out passionately over the top. Flip it, or skip it, to find the equally melodic but more rolling "In My Heart" (who said synthy dub techno was dead?), while closer "Heal Yourself" might be the best of the lot - beatless, blissful, indescribable noises wrapped around invisible rhythms that could just as soon open or close a club set as score your meditation.