Abstract Division is a collaboration between Dynamic Reflection owner Paul Boex and Dave Miller. Known to date for their tough, no-nonsense techno on the label, this debut allows them the platform to cover a wider musical range. "Glide " and "Fade Away", which book-end the release, are chilling ambient sound scapes, "Prime Radiant" sees the pair deliver acid-fried minimal house, while "Encounter" is a deep, filter-heavy groove. There is no shortage of tough club tracks on Spaces - check the brilliant, big-room drones of "Compulsive Disorder" - but this format does allow them to explore compelling alternatives, as the combination of solemn sirens, inspired by F.U.S.E's "Substance Abuse" and nocturnal filters of "Future Existence" so ably demonstrates.
Acid Bitchez is a collaboration between knob twiddler Juhal Johnny and self-styled 'lyrical miracle' Jessical Jessika. Completing the Finnish connection on this release is Tiga collaborator Jori Hulkkonen, who delivers a devastating version of "Acid". Teasing his Roland until spews out super-squelchy lines, Hulkkonen's tones make for the perfect accompaniment to Jessika's sleazy narrative. Joeski steers the good ship 303 in a more tribal house direction, while Zia's take focuses on a steely, driving techno approach. General Ludd's interpretation is the most different, with a focus on rolling breaks and swampy subs, but it cannot compare to Hulkkonen's 303-heavy take.