Review: Those with a preference for the deeper end of techno and ambient will find much to love on Sub-Sonar. From the beautiful beatless opening track, "Looking Outside" to the evocative, dubbed out groove of "Liberate Truth", nthng's return to Delsin after a long hiatus is characterised by a tendency towards spaced out melodies and slow-paced tempos. On occasion, that approach changes - as is the case on the crisp break beats of "1, 2 Butterfly", but even this exception is punctuated by shimmering melodic hooks. Otherwise, as the dreamy, textured title track demonstrates, this is tailor made for fans of slow-burning atmospheric electronic music.
Review: Hypnotherapy is Nthng's second album, and it underlines the fact that he's one of the most varied artists working in electronic music. On "50 Flower" and 'Beautiful Love", the Dutch producer delivers dreamy ambience before moving into the throbbing groove of "I Just Am', which also features care-free vocals and a clanging rhythm. "Heitt" sees him up the pace for a peak-time, tranced-out groove. However, throughout the release his touch is never rough or visceral - as the pulsating Detroit techno rhythm of "Wave Return" demonstrates so effortlessly. If you are looking for soulful electronic music with a distinctive touch, then you've come to the right place.
Review: Nthng has just released his debut album on Lobster Theremin, but that hasn't affected his productivity as he debuts on Delsin. Like his long player, Gaia shows that he is adept at covering a range of styles. "Oralage" is a lean, linear affair, led by ticking, steely percussion and tough drums. It's atypical for the Dutch label, but soon afterwards, the Amsterdam producer moves into more familiar dreamy ambience on the expansive "A Souls Search". The most impressive track is "Gaia" itself: revolving around a chugging groove, dense, metallic drums and cavernous sound effects, it feels like Nthng has effortlessly reinvented the Basic Channel dub techno blueprint.
Review: Nthng has put out a handful of records, mainly for Lobster Theremin, and now follows these with an expansive, varied debut album. There's the lean but deep Detroit techno of "Galaxy", the title track's spacious claps and dramatic synth washes as well as "Soms" and "Abyss", where he lays down the kind of billowing but immersive dance floor tracks that have echoes of classic Sterac and Ross 154. There are hints of Lobster Theremin's more typically abrasive approach on the tonal blips of "Unity", but in the main this is a reflective affair, as evidence by the sensuous ambience of "Touches" and "In My Dreams".