Fyoelk is a producer who likes to keep things under wraps, having not put anything out since a 7” on Erode Releases almost five years ago. Shame, as this self-titled 12” shows that they have the knack of weaving synth-lines and bass-lines into a fine, groovy mesh, with the beat cushioned in the middle. Limited edition.
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Here we have some very housey-house from Fyoelk, a producer that hasn’t put out anything in 4 years, the last thing being the A side of a wee little split 7”. Not that that gap is really notable, just another reflection of our miserable, demanding ‘on-demand’ culture that we’ve created for ourselves. This sums us up well.
Mr Fyoelk has made some music for us to boogie to while we forget about all the bullshit surrounding us. He weaves percussive basses and sparkling synth lines with solid haus kick/hat/snare action, particularly on the flagship floorstomper ‘Klaus’. Things get a bit wonkier on ‘Leapfrog’, with almost toy-like drums knocking against a synth that almost manages to keep its cool apart from one or two screeching moments. This one is pretty Daphni actually.
Over to ‘Bong’, and we’ve hit the jackpot. The tempo is bumped up to techno+, we’re talking almost Shangaan Electro speed here. A funky synth riff repeats rapidly while some descending keys line trickles over the top, oozing into some space echo. Really interesting stuff. ‘Thru’ is sort of like watching an 80s cop icon film after a huge dose of ketamine. It feels like you’re melting. Final track ‘Alumm’ takes it back to the vibe of ‘Leapfrog’, a sort of slowish beat with a bouncy xylophone line backed by lo-fi hi hats and some percs that give it a bit of a tribal feel. But nice and bright. Cool stuff, for the most part.
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