Southern Italian trio Andrea Di Ceglie, Fedele Ladisa and Luigi Tutolo are Agents Of Time and inaugurate their new Obscura imprint with the Day One EP. These guys have carved out a name for themselves by delivering some extremely well structured and elaborate analogue techno jams and "Era" is no exception. "Dungeon" likewise features some superbly crafted melodies and razor sharp basslines that would make even Mathew Jonson stand up and notice, but they save the best for last on the darkly reduced techno of "Lower World" which calls to mind the early factory floor sounds of Ben Klock's Klockworks imprint several years ago.
Fresh from his exploits with King Kashmere, beat alchemist Bambooman crashes the party at Accidental with four more singular experiments; "Shudder" rolls on a stuttering break that's paced in such a way it's as much UKG as it is techno. Both "Grasp" and "M1" show off more of a house side spectrum as the former insists with an almost Detroitian charm while "M1" scrapes strange strings to create unique texture. Finally "Kyrian" takes us on a futurist twist on broken beat with spacious kicks and a warm, fat analogue synth. Some say shudder, we say goosebumps...