In recent years Swiss-Chilean DJ Luciano's stock has risen to the point where he has enjoyed an Ibiza residency and has broken into the dance music mainstream. However, this release signals a move back towards the abstract minimal approach that Luciano made his mark with on Blind Behaviour. "Cachai" is still geared towards the dance floor, but its lithe, stripped back beats flit about the arrangement like sparks coming off a camp fire. At the same time, soulful vocal samples and Moog melodies enhance the track's ethereal feeling. On the flip, "Dance Unity" is a rhythm-heavy affair, but its dubbed out drums and niggling acid means it has the same otherwordly feeling as "Cachai".
Luciano doesn't release much material on his sub-label Basaec - there have only been two EP since its inception three years ago - but as Saved demonstrates, he clearly reserves the imprint for more esoteric material. That's not to say that both tracks on the third release avoid the dance floor; if anything, their lopsided but linear grooves are exactly the kind of minimal techno that we have come to expect from the Swiss-Chilean artist. But it's what happens between the rhythms that set them apart. "Lost Lymbo" (sic) resounds to spiritual vocal samples, flickering, dubby chords and swirling effects. Meanwhile on "Pato's Track", Luciano enlists the services of Argenis to turn his chattering groove into a wonderfully tropical excursion, populated by low-end squiggles and indistinguishable, hypnotic chants.