Review: Frustrated Funk deserves kudos for re-releasing some of Gerard Hanson's early ERP work from 2007. Tracks like "Perfume Persuasion", with its brittle beats and eerie synths, show how far apart this alias is from Hanson's work as Convextion. Of even more importance, it also underlines the fact that when it comes to atmospheric electro, few producers come close to him. "Alsoran", with its sleek rhythm and ghostly pads, shimmers its way through the audio spectrum, while "Lament Subrosa" defines electro's futuristic essence, as crisp drums underpin the atmospheric soundtrack to journey to a lost planet beyond our solar system. It's a sublime, stellar collection.
Review: Frustrated Funk has been representing underground electro for close to two decades and is sure to be doing the same once the current hype around the music form dissipates. This split release demonstrates exactly why the Dutch imprint is so important. "ZRX" sees Gerard Hanson deliver one of his darkest tracks so far as E.R.P, with a predatory bass underpinning the project's dreamy synths. Apart from showcasing international artists, Frustrated Funk has also done a superb job in shining a spotlight on local talent. This release is no exception, with the hugely underrated Duplex remixed by Klen under his Ovatow guise - the result is a dreamy, downtempo take on "Molecular".