With releases on established imprints such as Ovum and Synewave to his credit, Steve Parker now makes his debut on Be As One. Shades is aptly described, as it sees him move through a range of different styles. It veers from the warbling acid of the title track into the pummelling tribal groove of "Alien Protein" - before Parker moves back down the 303 wormhole for "Refraction of Light". That track is a mind-bending workout, with all of the twists and turns of vintage Plastikman. But Parker concludes the record with another peak time affair, the rolling metallic groove of "Mind Oscillati".
The latest release on Odd Even mines the rich heritage of 90s techno. The work of Steve Parker, who has featured on household labels like Ovum and Synewave, it moves from the layered 303 builds of "Acid Machine" and "The Prophet" into the rolling, tribal drums of "Planet E" - which doesn't resemble material on Carl Craig's label. The brilliantly-named "Horns of Jupiter" sees the Portuguese artist deliver a tranced out jam, with echoes of early Music Man, while closing track "Singular Dimension" is the most impressive. Layered, droning soundscapes unravel in a majestic fashion, like the stellar ambience of Richie Hawtin's F.U.S.E project.