Little did we know that the excellent Freerange label were cooking up a follow-up EP by Clavis, the production duo consisting of Manuel Tur and Adrian Hoffmann, who deal in a very specific brand of techy house. Much like their debut EP for the label, "Alcine" rolls its pseudo tribal drums at a steady pace among dissolving melodies, and "Mangogul's Dream" offers a similar yet even more minimalistic take on the genre. The dub version of the latter is what really gets our juices flowing, though, because we're deeply into that swollen bass and well-rounded beats...not to mention that echoing cascade of percussion that spills so well over the tough groove.
This latest collection of collateral from the legendary Iboga label (as always) is sure to educate and entertain. Doing what they do best and covering the full spectrum from twisted progressive through to ravey psy trance. Packed to bursting with some of the years biggest bombs and some early glimpses into what's going to soundtrack 2012. The likes of; Ticon, Lish, Perfect Stranger, Antix, and Emok & DJ Koutarou are all in there, plus plenty of fresh talent. With 18 tracks for just L7.49, it's another Juno bargain that will fill out the CD wallet, just in time for the weekend.