Review: Collaborating across continents, Gonno and Panorama Bar's Nick Hoppner deliver their second EP for Ostgut. It's an esoteric affair, with "Bangalore" opening the release in deep, atmospheric mode. Unravelling to the sound of ominous bass, layered textures and percussive bursts, it's an expansive, hypnotic serving of modern techno. "Love Lost" is quite a different proposition; it sees the pair drop a slinky rhythm track that provides the basis for sweet, acid-soaked melodies and dubbed out vocal samples. "Start Trying" is different again: they pick up the pace to deliver a warbling Detroit style groove, populated by cool bleeps and shiny synths.
Obscurant (Call Super Inna Loft mix) - (7:03) 114 BPM
Review: Long-standing Japanese house ambassador Gonno return to the mighty International Feel family. And he's done so with three full-flavoured creative departures: "Obscurant" is like standing under a powerful waterfall. Refreshing, stimulating but dangerously strong that you may well lose your footing. "A Life With Clarinet", meanwhile, is a firing breakbeat jazz number that sits somewhere between S.P.Y and Bonobo. Finally Houndstooth's Call Super calms us down with a deep, dubby tech twist on "Obscurant" that switches the original's howling gales to a misty sea breeze.
Review: On ACDise # 2, Gonno follows in the footsteps of maverick Japanese labels and producers like Sublime and Ken Ishii. The title track delivers a superlative slice of deep techno as Gonno combines warbling acid lines with trippy chords. On "Made From Muddy Water" and "Turn to Light", he shows that he's made from the same kind of hyperactive creativity as his predecessors, with the former a languid guitar-led soundscape, while fragile melodies unfold over clipped beats on the latter. The remixes don't disappoint either. Gatto Fritto's take on the title track features lazy, acid-soaked break beats, while the Skudge reshape is brilliantly utilitarian, the acid line soldered to the duo's typical dense, loopy rhythms.