Plug in and dream? Lullabies for Robots continues the run of fine EPs on Verdant Recordings exploring the melodic, deeper side of techno. This release a split shared by Vancouver s ESB known for his meandering soulful analogue jams. Verdant Recordings has been lucky to sign two exquisite tracks. Subliminal Wave is R2D2 getting off to an acid groove whilst Phayse Distance holds a more relaxed droid after party vibe. On the other side Mihail P is back for Verdant after his debut appearance on Emerald City. Memory Upgrades features warm bumping percussion underneath a joyful hook. Memory Upgrades is a masterful piece of delicate electronica with references back to Warps seminal Artificial Intelligence series. Another beautifully presented EP on heavy vinyl and printed sleeve with artwork by Sophie O Leary: perhaps the best cover of the series to date?