Since proving his skills via the self-funded Raw Tools imprint, Romanian producer Romansoff has released impressive material on Bitter Moon, Signal Code and Ruff Draft. Here, he makes his first appearance on Creme Organization, unfurling a quartet of cuts that sit somewhere between Legowelt, ASOK, and John Heckle after a fist full of love tablets. Pleasingly, it's a varied affair, featuring both deep and melodious moments (the trippy vocal samples, chiming melodies and shuffling beats of "Who You Gonna Call"), and more obviously upbeat cuts (the swirling, space age throb of "Bundle Of Acid"). Our pick is the tactile, energetic and melodious "Wrath of Zeus", but all four tracks are nigh on essential.
There are not too many industrial producers who are able to distill the sound for the dance floor as Romansoff. The Bucharest artist has unleashed his frightening visions for labels as diverse as Creme, Signal Code and his own Raw Tools imprint, and now makes an appearance on Sportiv. The title track is a raw, grinding affair that stutters and jerks its way through a cloud of black noise and interference. On "Bodylock" he opts for a different approach. The groove is straighter and its enveloping textures sound partly inspired by Basic Channel's cavernous dub style. However, the eerie, malevolent undercurrents are never too far away from Romansoff's sound.