Following up the tremendous Illuminance EP from last year, Edinburgh's Stephen Brown returns to a.r.t.less. Like the last release for the label, Brown switches his Motor City influence from his usual high tech soul sounds to proper Robert Hood style minimalism. The entrancing and cyclical groove of "2FM" on the A side is the closest anyone has come to sounding like the master himself, but then again; it's no surprise Brown was the most capable! On the flip, "Sensual Healing" is a more restrained effort and sounding more like the usual Brown we know; rich emotive strings, syncopated rhythms and a funked up bassline. It still baffles us, how Brown and fellow Scot Vince Watson can create techno that at times sounds more Detroit than Detroit!
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