Bog's "Drawing Board" kick starts this collaborative release with Jonas Saalbach in suitably epic mode. Haunted, hypnotic vocal tones are married to epic synth stabs and a pulsing groove for a more electronic take on Bedrock's signature sound. That trademark style is audible on the pumping house of "Abrial", which is also characterised by its floaty synths and major breakdown, while Bog veers off into more Get Physical style minimal house for "Amarna". However, the biggest shifts in sound occur on the collaborative efforts. "Indie Rubels" is a pumping techno groove with Middle Eastern undercurrents and "The Prince" is a dreamy, melancholic affair, more introspective and delivered without the typical Bedrock bluster.
Berlin's Jonas Saalbach has released previously on the likes of Einmusika, Moodmusic, Save Us, Musik Gewinnt Freunde and Bedrock; get a load of that! To further prove he's on a roll, he now appears on Sasse's esteemed Moodmusic imprint with "Atar", a deep and melodic journey track that gallops through the darklands like a dark horse for fans of the Life & Death sound, complete with wonky synth leads galore! Second offering "Sapphire" is just as mysterious and atmospheric but shows much more restraint with its slow broken beat, sinister evolving pads plus evil bells supported by some captivating sound design.