Review: With just 18 releases in almost as many years, Peter 'Baby' Ford's Trelik label could hardly be accused of being prolific, but then again, it has been used mainly as a vehicle for the owner's various guises. The 18th instalment marks a change to this approach, however, as Trelik welcomes 'outsider' LD Nero to the fold. Available in two versions, "Nite Out" is sublime atmospheric house music: the pulsing, arcing bass of the dawn dub version underpins a ponderous feeling, while the dusk dub is more tripped out: based on a woozy synth line, like every other Trelik release, its subtlety is its greatest strength.
Review: Following on from releases for Pomelo and PAL SL, LD Nero makes a welcome return to Trelik, the label that unveiled the project back in 2011. Detroit house flavours lace "Als Ik Kan", as a bleepy synth loudly sounds on the off beat over short stabby chords and shuffling drums. A summery, Rhode uplifting house track awaits in "The Feel" while a loose "I'm Burning" almost sounds like LD Nero has each of the tracks elements placed on a separate turntable; making sure to keep them beat matched and aligned.
Review: We can't remember the last time Sweden's Studio Barnhus put out a duff or mediocre release. This latest missive, from label-hopping producer LD Nero (an alias of busy German Alex "Cortex" Neumann), is another fine release. Near 12-minute opener "Put Your Heart Close To Mine" is particularly sweet, with swelling synth chords and bouncy pads riding a classic, New York house influenced groove. He dives into deeper waters on "Distant Signals From The Acid Aviary", where spacey noises and fluttering chords effectively join forces with a bold, dub-wise bassline and hypnotic drum machine rhythms.