Review: Reflec is the latest producer to sign up to the Clergy label. Run by UK producer Cleric, it has so far released a record from Dax J - as well as material from its owner - and seems intent on bringing some thought back to peak time techno. This approach is certainly evident on Passage. "Fracture" sees Reflec provide an updated version of Luke Slater at his most visceral - albeit with some ghostly organ riffs added in - while on "Cult", there is a nod towards the concrete weight kicks of SP-X and Oscar Mulero. On "Passage", a less bombastic sound prevails, with Reflec deploying a wiry, snaking rhythm and tight claps. The biggest shift comes right at the end, with a 90's ambient sounding take on "Passage".
Review: London based producer Reflec is up next on Cleric's Clergy imprint after a run of great releases on the likes of Lobster Theremin, Dyad and Pacific Command. The pounding and furious peak time energy of "Acid Response" would make even legends like Hardfloor or Emmanuel Top stand up and notice - once they hear its cavernous 303 squelch. Utilizing the sounds of texture and field recordings on the bold and functional "Osmosis", it comes complete with some seriously steely rhythm patterns and was our pick of the bunch here. Honourable mentions also to the Berghain ready bounce of "Canyon" which will mix in well with your MORD or Token records. You also get treated to a broken and fierce Surgeon style version of the track up next. Real name Sean Dodds, he first appeared on Clergy with the Rite Of Passage EP in 2016 and has gone on to collaborate with Cleric on the Works Unit imprint, also launched last year.
Review: Five years after his debut release, Sean Dodd aka Reflec returns to Lobster Theremin for a great follow-up. In the intervening years, he has put out material on the Clergy imprint, but this EP sees him mix up styles. The title track resounds to a rumbling jungle bass, while on "Wolf", searing acid and broken beats vie for the listener's attention. "Hiatus" sees Dodd up the pace to deliver a jittery, 303-soaked drum'n'bass track, while on "Chrysalis", he opts for a more playful approach, as vocal snippets and wobbly sound effects inhabit the percussive groove. Finally, "Orchid" sees Dodd slow down the pace for a more atmospheric cut.