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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7/10 Clinton 14 December 2016

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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