Famously, Joey Anderson delivered the first single on Acid Test's experimentally minded offshoot, Avenue 66. That was Under The Cherry Moon, one of the lauded New Jersey producer's finest releases to date. Happily, Anderson's belated return to Avenue 66 is equally as impressive. There's much to admire throughout, from the rising and falling synthesizer refrains of "If One Cares, They Act Different", to the deep, mystical and wonderfully picturesque deep house thrills of "Vase", which is undoubtedly one of Anderson's most beautiful tracks to date. The track in between, "Peace There", also impresses via metronomic kick drums, dreamy chords, and crystalline synthesizer melodies.
Avenue 66 is part of the same group as the Acid Test and Absurd labels, and previously has put out records by Lowtec and Joey Anderson. For this outing, it focuses on the lesser-known artist, Trux. The tone of Orbiter is also low-key; tracks like "With It" and "Roy's Garage" occupy a space beyond the dance floor, where blurry synths and dusty, low-tempo beats prevail. Indeed, tracks like "In My World" - which hints at early Aphex Twin ambience - and the easy listening "Esestee" are imbued with such a meandering sense of understatement, that it's impossible not to be won over by Trux's charms. Orbiter is indeed a triumph of the meek.
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