Review: Rough and ready old school techno jams on offer here from Rene Pawlovitz aka Shed/Head High on The Final Experiment. Straight out of the galaxy called 'Hardwax Berlin', all these tracks are under different aliases of Pawlovitz. Craft's - "T/FD/WI/E" is reminiscent of Waveform Transmissions era Jeff Mills in all its dry and rusty aesthetic, Operation Amplified's "#32500432" takes a nod to Regis' early experiments on Downwards; in all their grinding and cyclical glory. There's really no comparisons at all: this is Pawlovitz through and through under the alias Seelow - "Wave#16" and this nostalgic warehouse rave anthem has bombastic breaks and cavernous chords throughout.
Review: Slime regular SPD (aka Will Dunbar-Sheppard) has teamed up with much-revered future garage & bass institution L2S for "Insular", a sparse, paranoid production wrestling with scattershot beats for a real introverted headnodder. Elsewhere "Paved With Gold" livens up proceedings with totally tropical rhythms, crystalline synth pads and a downright lovely hint of 2-step. Finally "Sunday Morning" wraps things up nicely with some typically chilled out vibes and slo-mo, half time dubbiness.
Review: For this full length LP project, we see SPD pull out all the stocks as he puts together 'Orange Yellow' for the Serene City imprint, a collection of tracks showcasing some serious cool themes. We begin in a great zone with 'Every Day', a blissfully sunny joyride through light chord progressions and fluffy pads over 4x4 drum designs. Next up the more UKG inspired rhythms of '877' before landing on the stunning soundscaping works of 'Need You'. To follow, we hear 'Always Hear', a glitchy futuristic techno piece, along with the lounge like composition of 'Lago Di Garda'. Finally we finish up tidily with 'Pages', a subtle spacious roller, perfectly designed to see this beautiful EP over the finish line.