Review: It would be fair to say that Madrid's Eduardo De La Calle is one of techno's most prolific producers. Over the last 13 years he's released a huge amount of material, with the Analog Grooves series - a project initiated in 2012, and now five 12" singles deep - proving particularly popular. This full-length gathers together material from that series, offering up more cosmic, experimental takes on a number of the tracks. There's naturally much to admire, from the far-out ambient jazz of "E*E (Rave Signal Rework)", and "E2-E4"-sampling "E*E (Deva Remake)", to the trumpet-laden deep space voyage of "Blade Runner", and dub techno shuffle of "Mental Jazz".
Review: This mysterious release arrives from Switzerland, yet its mystical and shamanic strains lurk a group of collaborators led by a figure who may raise eyebrows by dubbing himself The Dude Of Stratosphear. Yantra Mandir, whose name derives from ancient Sanskrit terms for both symbols used at a place of worship and the pursuit of a place of inner peace, is appropriately notable for melding rich quasi-kosmische ambience with the Tantric traiditons of the Indus valley, partly courtesy of various field recordings of musicians from Bophastan in Northern India. Tastefully deployed yet far-reaching in intent, the spiritually-inclined strains of 'Garden Of Reality' seems hell bent on giving that oft-tricky term 'New Age' a good name for a new era.