Review: Following up a great release on Russian imprint Private Persons, Florian Kupfer returns to L.I.E.S. - a label that he has fast become a staple of in recent years. Beginning with the sublime opener "Conact" featuring the man from Wiesbaden's signature tape saturated rhythms balanced out by those evocative piano sounds. Then there's the EP's standout moment in the form of "Random Chaos" which is a slow burning techno jam by way of EBM with its gnarly arpeggio business and metallic jack. Finally, the rhythmic DJ tool "Z" features some powerful tom drum action that reaches near Japanese Taiko moments. Unless you were sleeping under a rock back in 2015, you most likely heard the buzz around Kupfer's S.A.D. Edits which featured some well executed resplices of certain classics by British songstress Sade. From there, his original productions appeared on a who's who of it labels such as W.T. Records, Technicolour and Russian Torrent Versions.
Review: 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.