It's been nearly three years since the last Kid Who single. Then, he was an Italo-influenced nu-disco producer on the rise. Here, he tries a different tack, delivering an EP shaped by months of "experimentation with analogue tape and decrepit digital synths". The result is a quartet of tracks that variously ripple with Ron Trent/Larry Heard style classic deepness, Virgo Four style acid jack, and stargazing Detroit techno influences. There's much to enjoy throughout, from the delicious fluidity of opener "Mirage Sequence", to the eyes-wide-shut acid-meets-deep house of "Memory Map" and dreamy "Legionnaire".
Louis Jaquet hasn't released under his Kid Who alias for a long time, but he revives it in style for this release on his own Bravura label. Written and produced on hardware, this three-tracker draws on the magic of early 90s Detroit techno. This influence is especially evident on "TX Trek", where tight claps and lush synths ride an offbeat rhythm, and on "Heatwave", with its lush pads, purring bass and atmospheric undercurrent. However, the release doesn't draw solely on Detroit and the rough bass and stepping rhythm of closing track "Airglow" is also inspired by UK house from the same period.
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