Following up the ravaging “66 Rebels”/”Ctrl Delete” from just a few months back, Laksa resurfaces with an EP for Batu’s burgeoning, Bristolian techno imprint Timedance. Three tunes make up the vinyl release, with an A-side title track traversing through musty basement vibes, spacious, shimmering chord sweeps and looming drum marches.
Vinyl 12" £7.99 TIMEDANCE007
12" EP on Timedance.
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Ah good old Youtube advising me what speed this runs at. Well now I'm on 45 I'm pretty happy. This is Laksa's second 12" of the year and showcases a propulsive low end kick drum fascination with some nicely tweaked synth shards before the golden moment occurs with a lovely four note synth pad glues it all together and you are left with an uplifting slab of feel-good techno stomp. Tuneful whilst feet friendly.
Overleaf I think (hope) we are back at 33rpm or everything you read from now on will be invalid*. It's a haunting slab of Autechre-ish murky electronica - almost nasty in tone but it is filled with rather perky bells and whistles. It's an odd juxtaposition. These wierd whistles re-appear on the final track where here they sound like someone unzipping a zip quickly (no jokes please). These are dark swirls of disorientating electronica that keep the ear firmly engaged but minute 3 to about 5 of the A set is where it is really at.
*Should this be the case then just imagine the music higher in pitch and faster.
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