Review: Following releases on Be As One and Eduard de la Calle's Analog Solutions, Orbe drops this superb six-tracker for John Talabot's label. "Somebody Bring Me Here" is a deep, broken beat affair with a breathy voice asking "when did you first hear acid?". "Visceral Terror" is preceded by an abstract, noisy intro before it moves into a wigged out, pulsing minimal groove. The mood shifts back to the reflective on the title track's jazzy guitars and off centre beats, before making a dance floor detour for "Unexpected Dream's Rave". Underpinned by the kind of rough beats and rhythm that Lone makes, Orbe then drops layers of dreamy synths, making for a blissed out but clubby track.
Review: Fernando Sanz has been steadfastly dedicated to the craft of beats and breaks since he was 14 years old, in the sun-baked Spanish port city of Algeciras. Under the imprint Orbe Records, Sanz has cultivated his own thriving techno community as an artist and label head. Since 2014, the label has been lashing the block rocking techno of Sanz's comrades Eduardo De La Calle and Steve Stoll, but mostly of Sanz's own prolific moniker: Orbe. As a producer, he's released on top labels like De La Calle's Analog Solutions, Mental Groove and Hivern Discs. His new Hohenheim EP comes courtesy of Maceo Plex's Lone Romantic imprint, and features the epic hi-tech soul journey that is the title track, the tunnelling and mentalist excursion down the vortex as heard on "Shimano's Tribute" and "Edelweiss" which again displays Sanz' impeccable skills when it comes to producing on-point electro sounds.