big twelve from us label slant featuring glasgow s edit select and alex smoke. label owner let s go outside supplies the b-side.slant s fourth 12 yields two mighty pieces of techno. one side is let s go outside s epic valentino , the other is the absolutely wicked the retainer from edit select and alex smoke. all the criteria for a classic split are met and well exceeded here.the pairing of edit select and alex smoke is simply brilliant. the a side s the retainer is crowd control. alex s signature vocal cut ups and chugging percussion layered atop edit select s hypnotic, repetitive style make for a true techno masterpiece.on the aa side, let s go outside throws down a deep, seductive, tough cut with valentino . airy pads float atop pulsing bass and a subtle, driving orchestra of percussion and static. the entire piece slowly ebbs before crashing down, repeating, the pace deliberate and guided by soft words about first loves.
revys music is strange. there really is no better way to put it. having grown up in the pacific northwest usa before moving to tokyo, the influence and contrast of nature and technology are made clear in his mesmerizing pieces. his sound is one that is complicated, rapidly revolving between themes which are at times serious, beautiful, strong and others almost comical and ridiculous. each track encompasses such an emotional gamut that they themselves seem to be intelligent entities.