It's been a while since Llewellyn's last official release under that particular alias, but it's possible that you might have heard a thing or two under his Lake People moniker instead. Whatever the medium, the dude is back with his singular shade of house, this time via the Riotvan label. "The Long Run" starts by launching us in a cosmic space voyage guided by a warm crescendo of disco-friendly beats at the helm; "Again & Again" retains some of that interstellar energy except that here we're travelling in house gear, much like closing "Another Side Of You". Dreamy dance galore!
As befits a producer who has previously delivered fine EPs for both Lobster Theremin and Uncanny Valley, the music of Robert Panthera Krause is always brimming with good ideas. Happily, he's let his imagination run wild on the Stonith EP, his first release on Leipzig-based Riotvan for nearly three years. "Twerk It" is a leisurely, loved-up stroll through mildly Balearic broken house pastures, where chiming melodies, heavy sub-bass and dreamy chords add extra interest on route. The impressive "Take Me" sees him mould beatbox electro in fuzzy new deep house shapes, while "Stonith" is a cowbell-laden romp through skewed house and eccentric electro territory. In other words, it's business as usual.