The debut release on Yan Cook's new label sees the Ukraine hotshot in flying form. The title track is a relentless, tunneling workout, hypnotic and banging at the same time. On "Grey Layers", he uses a similar approach, but drops the tempo. Bringing rasping percussion to the fore, the track resounds to insistent stabs. Then Cook delivers two unexpected tracks; "Falcon" is tough and banging, thanks to its razor-sharp percussio, but it appears to sample an old rave track. A further surprise is audible on "Twisted"; favouring a stepping rhythm, he fuses it with a clanging, grainy bass and reversed filters to create a highly distinctive track.
Yarni has been delivering quietly impressive, heavily electronic deep house EPs for Redlight and others since the start of 2014. Here, he graduates to the album format for the first time, delivering an impressively melodious and action-packed debut for Nightnoise. Over the course of 11 cheerful tracks, the Sheffield-based producer gleefully joins the dots between the hypnotic and musically expansive tech-house of Innervisions, tropical electronica, bass-heavy UK house (given his Steel City location, we'd expect nothing less), vintage Italian dream house, stretched out techno, Middle East-inspired dancefloor rollers, spaced-out electronica, new age ambient and bolder, rougher workouts.