Many have been tipping Stockholm-based newcomer Anders for big things this year. Listening to this fine debut EP, it's not hard to see why. Dusty, deep, jazzy, warm and musically rich, the release's six tracks sit somewhere between Mo Kolours, Chaos in the CBD, Henry Wu and Inkswel. Anders makes great use of both well picked samples and live instrumentation, resulting in a sextet of tracks that variously doff a cap to hazy deep house, head-nodding instrumental hip-hop ("Don't Forget"), languid jazz-funk, sinewy Italian dream house (the impeccable "Future Predictions") and smooth, locked-in beatdown (sax-laden shuffler "More Love"). Throw in some additional percussion hits inspired by the tribal polyhythms of Africa, and you have an undisputedly brilliant debut EP. Don't sleep on this one.
This is the first ambient release from James Clements aka ASC on Auxiliary since 2011's collaborative album with Sam KDC entitled Decayed Society. As with the majority of Clements' recent work, this release continues the theme of his fascination with space. The term title refers to dwarf planets and asteroids that lay beyond Neptune and are usually found in the Kuiper Belt. With that being said, you can guess that this album is seriously deep space ambient. A total of eight tracks spanning 73, which will take you to the deepest regions of our solar system. One of the most instrumental figures behind the seminal Autonomic sound in the late noughties continues to impress us with his studio wizardry.