Gauss is made up of Chicago's Natan H and Owen Jay, the main man behind the Batti Batti label and countless other high grade deep and leftfield house and techno variations. The vibe is crisp and machine-powered on this collaborative EP, which follows previous appearances on Hizou Deep Rooted Music and Contrast-Wax, leading in with the punchy but mellow electro excursion "Maximum Entropy". There is a shuffle at work on "Bimodal" but still the Detroit influences are at the front and centre of the mix. "Piecewise Dub" veers off into spacious, experimental territory where the beats come second to the strafing synth work, and then "Dweller" finishes things off with some bare bones machine funk.
Jane Fitz (Invisible Menders), Owen Jay (Batti Batti / Gauss ), Brian James, Maura, Ethyl, Billy Nasty, Owain Kimber (Owain K), Dino Lenny, TiTo (Troubled Kids Records), Tooli (Local Talk / OMENA), JONNO & TOMMO, Sota, Per Bojsen-Moller, Pressed For Time, Allstarr Motomusic (deepArtSounds), Akioki, Adam Shelton, OCH, Andy Green [Verdant Recordings], Rikki Humphrey, Kenneth Scott, Caspian Rabone
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