Brandishing a head of peppery grey hair despite his youth, the Brooklyn-based Terekke looks as distinctive as the music he makes, a sticky and extended take on electronic production described in more vivid terms by L.I.E.S. label boss Ron Morelli as "crazy, lo-fi, fucked-up, weird house music." Coupled with an enigmatic nature and a lack of tangible output since his emergence with the debut L.I.E.S. white label in the summer of 2011, the three tracks within more than live up to the expectation set upon him and demonstrate the lucid brand of barely rhythmic electronics that Terekke does so well.
Rather than flooding the market with constant batches of releases, Terekke has opted for the quality over quantity option, a decision to which we?re very much partial to. Aside from a handful of releases for several fledgling imprints, the producer has mainly stuck to his native LIES label, Ron Morelli?s powerhouse. Much to our pleasure, both parties seem to be veering more towards the ambient space, and Plant Age is very much an expression of that, gliding majestically between new age and house, constantly morphing and shape-shifting with each new track. This LP is Terekke through and through, touching down with all sorts of airy, tropical aesthetics that are wonderful both on their own, and as one whole piece of music. Dreamy and ever-expanding, this is outsiderism at its best, and surely puts the imitators in their place. Here is the contemporary maestro.
Terekke's recent run of form is more impressive as the weeks go by, with this new Improvisational Loops LP being the perfect follow-up to the recent Plant Age release. In truth, this is the sort of material which we love to hear from the man. Moreover, we're super psyched to see the producer on Music From Memory, an imprint which has been a constant source of pleasure for us over the last 5 years; the match couldn't have come at a better time. Holland's finest have really got the best out of Terekke, with this album expanding the borders of his musical palette further than ever before, and while he was known for dreamy deep house in the past, this new LP offers some truly stupendous soundscaping that offers the very best of the enlarged 'new age' glow. Cinematic, to say the least.
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