|2.||"Tools Of The Unexpected"|
For their latest trip into the analogue unknown, Jamal Moss's Mathematics imprint has turned to John Heckle cohort and occasional Tabernacle type Mark Forshaw. The producer duly delivers an impressively varied and superbly imagined quartet of cuts, heavy on snappy analogue percussion, stargazing synths and icy, out-there atmospherics. There's some deep but driving underwater techno in the shape of the claustrophobic "Sessions", a clanking exercise in drum machine love (the intense but woozy "Tools of the Unexpected"), a deeper, slower tempo trip into melodic analogue deep house territory ("Analog Kicks"), and a acid-flecked jack-track with distinct Detroit techno overtones ("Neptanus"). Predictably, all four tracks are superb.
Mark Forshaw, Ethyl, John Heckle, Samaan, Jitterbug (Uzuri / Metrolux), Daniel Andreasson, Steven Tang (Emphasis Recordings), Kenny Hanlon (Apartment Records), Juno Recommends Techno, Chicago Damn, Giorgio Luceri, Kastil (Soul Notes/Stale), Anaxander, DUBWERKE
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