Review: Ilija Rudman is certainly a prolific artist, regularly appearing on labels like Is It Balearic? and running his own Imogen label to ensure he's always got an outlet for the classically informed grooves he does so well. Paradigma is his third studio album, and it finds the Croatian producer exploring all manner of moods both day time and nocturnal. At one moment you might be wistfully cruising down the sultry boulevards of "Temptations Trial", only to cosy up with the comely tones of "Creamfields" or the vibrant chords of "Elastica". By and large it's a downtempo affair for private reflection, steeped in 80s glamour and produced with a crystalline perfection to add that all-important glint to your life.
Review: Few producers know their way around a modern disco instrumental like Rudman. On-point for well over a decade and still true to the original soul and machine warmth, the "Pagoda" EP reminds us of his skills: Put the needle down and prepare to glide from the stylish, stripped back synth-boogie of "Front Era" face-first into the deeper, bass-led mid-tempo house hypnosis of "Outburn Memories" before floating away into the ether with the dubby, key stroking session "Protocol Machinery" where the walking bassline does all the talking.