Review: It's been some seven years since the last transmission from German duo Boozoo Bajou; a project known for its ambient take on electronic music throughout the 2000s thanks to a stream of releases via the likes of Apollo and !K7. They return to the former with this five-track Lambique EP that goes deep space and beats as much as it does ambient and exotica; take "Day Tripper" to the western themes in "Jadiz" for example or the stretched piano minimalism of "Shimmer" - just glorious. For something a little more uptempo check out check out the soft pulsations to be found in "Nacht Platscher" to the hip hop instrumentals of "Auxerre". Chill out space all the way.
Review: Matthew Adams' Sieren project delivers a full length studio album to Apollo following a string of EPs between 2016-18. It follows the Transients Of Light album Christian Loffler's Ki Records released some four years ago which expands on his bittersweet, emotive, and atmospheric production style; adding yet more nuance to his inner city UK approach to club music, abstract rhythms, epic sub bass and uplifting melodies of trance and ambient synth. Find ghetto tech tempos, techno drums and haunted wasteland atmospheres in "Night Bus" alongside the dubby, broken beat heaviness of numbers like "Oblivious". Beatless and melodic fields of bliss shine through in "Pacific High" softened by the cushions of white noise and crackle, sometimes punctuated by vanguard drum patterns as heard in the title track "Timelapse". Expect a roller coaster of synth dips and ascending synths next to pools of dubby drums and new school instrumental hip hop.