The quality of Stockholm LTDs 2016 output has been hard to top, with acclaimed full length >Isle of Real< from label boss Pär Grindvik in May, followed by a split EP from Grindvik and SLOBODA label head Nihad Tule in September. And the Stockholm born, Berlinbased imprint is right back with another lethal VA, >A Number of Thoughts<. Their 39th release combines contributions from Dutchmen Doka, Sinfol and Octual plus Belgian newcomer Phara, as well as Grindvik himself.
Doka’s ‘Hidden’ layers staggering, tribal percussion under sinister robotic formants. Label boss Grindvik follows up with The Order, where jagged waves of ice build and swell to a dramatic breakdown, to be broken against warm chords and deep harmonies. On the flipside, Phara turns out 6 minutes of thundering, stuttering techno, while Sinfol and Octual round off the EP with ‘Signals’, as syncopated toms fire under breathy moans. [Release Note from Label]