Ed Davenport sure is on a roll right now. The Berlin based Brit, besides co-running Infrastructure with Function, has had a consistent run of killer releases including this new one for The Drifter's Maeve. Davenport sure finds a fitting home; as the label specialises more in dark journey tracks and deep house, he can do that sound anyway. "Silver Walks" is tunnelling and melodic with its flattering arpeggio and intricate and restrained rhythm that will appeal to a wide cross-range of DJs. "Kuromaku" is yet another epic journey with a razor sharp melody and noisy, static percussion giving way to sonar bleeps and sure to cause many a headrush on the dance floor this Spring.
Frankfurt innovator Rajko Muller returns as Isolee, working his magic this time for The Drifter's rather impressive Maeve imprint; which in recent times has brought us fantastic work by Ed Davenport, Baikal and Ripperton. "Pisco" is a slow burning groove with phased marimbas that cause a hypnotic dream state, while "L5 Syndrome" dives deeper: this smooth and introverted trip is definitely suited to the early night as it is for the afterhours and reminds us of his seminal, earlier works in the nineties for imprints like Playhouse. Finally, the title track is where Muller saves the best for last; this dubby, lo-slung groove is drenched in delayed and reverberated aesthetics. More great work by one of electronic music's true innovators.