providing a state-of-the-art rejuvenation of 90s ambient house, the heart ep (the first in a 2-part set of records) serves as a fluent example of the lighter side of greg scrases previously little-known, but masterfully honed craft – here paying homage to the past greats of electronica, drawing together different threads of influence and applying them to his own colourful sonic palette. the white 12 inch contains 3 exquisite original tracks that bubble and grow with a vibrant analogue charm, imbued with scrases house-ier tendencies and melodic capabilities - backed-up by a very special remix of *flyover* from like-minded acid aficionado dave monolith (under the moniker mnlth).
“world building” is a blissful and introspective mission into melancholy that wanders over terrain both familiar and unknown. bright and sparse melodies shimmer over icy landscapes, hewn with a careful composition and attention to the most minute detail. ghostly voices swell into symphonic chorus while an analogue rhythm section keeps an almost human-like groove. arguably his most complete work to date, “world building” is a satisfying listening experience with a strong narrative - an auditory tale of an epic journey with warmth and depth from one of europe’s most exciting producers. pressing on green marbled double vinyl.
limited to 300 copies, pressed on white vinyl. having recently knocked us sideways with his kunst collab with jodey kendrick and rolled the beats for possibly the very best rephlex dnb comp with macc back in 2010, dgohn follows two sold out 12-s for love love with a new ep of mangles junglist electronica
in contrast to his *heart* release, scrases *another* ep provides a dark and twisted journey down more alien avenues - the streaming melodies & warm atmospheres of the previous ep supplanted by arcane wooden rhythms and mechanised bass movements. *another* delivers a slab of crawling, warehouse-weight with an eastern flavour, *movon* provides a minimal take on uk bass music fine-tuned to devastating effect. the three percussive tracks littered throughout the release explore a very different angle, combining dusty wooden rhythms with dread-filled tones and complex manipulations, lending the diverse collection of tracks a strong ritualistic feeling, topped off with a brooding remix of the title track by the ever consistent irish techno duo lakker.