Review: Mikhail Khvasko's previous album as A Vision of Panorama, a self-t17 set, was described by our sister site Juno Records as a "true soft focus sonic safari", with colourful instrumentation and a notably starry mood. This belated full-length follow-up is equally as warming and sonically kaleidoscopic, with Khvasko cannily combining vibrant melodies, dusty drum machine beats and saucer-eyed chords on tracks that frequently blue the boundaries between hazy deep house, bubbly Balearica, horizontal nu-disco, acid-flecked downtempo grooves, jazz-flecked slo-mo soundscapes and meditative ambient. In other words, it's an another entertaining, ear-catching set that should suit all those who love cultured electronic music and immersive dancefloor workouts.
Review: Abase (Hungarian producer Szabolcs Bognar) teams up with Australia's Ziggy Zeitgeist (real name Zeke Ruckman) on an EP that'll suit those who like it downtempo, experimental and world music-oriented. In fact, of the six cuts on offer, only 'Body Mind And Spirit' and 'Phoenix Rising' have anything to do with "deep house" at all - and even then they're strictly for floors that lean heavily towards the soulful/bruk beat end of the spectrum. Elsewhere, 'Elevation' and 'Meditation' blend ambient and jazz influences, 'Saturn Return' comes on like Incantation gone prog and 'Nuit Des Torres' is a midtempo beats thang.