After something of a hiatus, Manchester's Claro Intelecto returns on Delsin with his third album. Throughout his career, Claro Intelecto a.k.a. Mark Stewart has always created lush deep house and techno soundscapes awash with dubby undercurrents. Previously signed to Modern Love, his recent ‘Second Blood EP’ marked his Delsin debut, and was his first real outing in some time, bar the odd remix for the likes of Depeche Mode, The Black Dog and Delphic.‘Reform Club’ deals in all the usual moods and textures you'd expect from Claro Intelecto… it's warm and cuddly, comforting and inviting right from the first track, despite the rough edges and well defined analogue details which pervade throughout. Building slowly but surely, it progresses through kick driven deep house, bounces along on top of stretched out synth lines and forever keeps the mind occupied, shape shifting before your very ears like something with a life all its own. There are blissed out and sun kissed moments that look to the future right at the heart of the album, but the thing slowly rebuilds to more kinetic but just as soft-edged techno peaks flashed with acid, icy hi-hats and ambient static in the ensuing tracks. Though the whole album is dreamy and sounds deeply submerged in some foggy subterranean world, it stays dynamic and lucid with plenty of serene melodies and celestial emotions offsetting the gently churning beats tumbling below.
01. Reformed 02. Blind Side 03. Still Here 04. It's Getting Late 05. Scriptease 06. Control 07. Second Blood [ CD ONLY ] 08. Night Of The Maniac 09. Quiet Life
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