Stephan Laubner re-emerges with Cosmic Fluke, only his second STL transmission of 2013 on his own Something label, gathering together another selection of ramshackle house moves and grooves from his deep archives for the 22nd of the vinyl series. Having developed a distinctive sound under the STL banner, Laubner doesn't attempt to deviate from his signature approach of four raw beaten down cuts complemented by two locked grooves. Lead track "Body Musique" teases out a jagged hook over suitably dirty drums, whilst "Phasendreher" is pure freaked out mind -f*ck material. The drop to a more slouching tempo on "Loop A" feels like a slack jawed Madlib instrumental whilst B Side opener "Loose Orbit" is the most overt example of Laubner marrying abstract rhythmics with sumptuous textural detail on the record and is a real highlight.
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