The UK outpost of Traum's trance empire comes good with a diverse release. "Spiral Inflections" sounds more like mid-90s UK techno than trance, its wiry, stripped back rhythm and acidic undercurrents coming across as a leaner, spikier take on Plink Plonk's catalogue. "Basal Ganglia" meanwhile sees Cooper conjure up an amalgamation of noisy Squarepusher bass with his own textbook dreamy synths. Cooper's Microtrauma take on "Gravity Well" reverts to his standard sound with its humming bass, ghostly chords and glitchy percussion combining to create a peak time number. But it's the original version of "Gravity" that impresses most, its poignant synths unfolding over a laid back but squelchy groove.
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