No doubt a highly anticipated release for minimal techno aficionados: New wave Romanian minimal heroes Cristi Cons and Sublee appear next for Cesare Vs Disorder's esteemed Serialism imprint, with some deep futurism that you've come to expect from these two producers on the rise. The subtle and rolling groove of "Way Home" bears similarities to each respective producer's recent work, on the likes of Meander or Metereze. "Trapped" is as equally lean but more ethereal, with trippy synth textures and celestial sound design creating a lush atmosphere. Finally "One Wave" sees them save the best for last on this epic dancefloor journey that wouldn't sound out of place on a heaving Saturday night dancefloor at Sunwaves, or on Sunday morning at Club der Visionaere alike.
It's easy to say that an EP is "impressively varied", but that's very rarely the case. In this instance, though, it's true. The lead cut - a collaboration between Rainer and Serialism label boss Cesare - delivers a delicious late night bumper, all disconnected vocal samples, old skool NYC garage riffery and subtle disco guitars. "27th Room" is a wonky midtempo house oddity, whilst title track "8000 Feet Up" (also available in a Shaun Reeves and Tale Of Us edit format) is a deep, swinging, late night delight. That just leaves "You Don't Know She's A Fox", a delirious slab of low-slung disco-funk/deep house/alternative pop fusion. Eclectic? You bet.