Hailing from Switzerland, Idealist’s ten year production career to date has given him that instinctive flair for the groove that killer techno really needs. Source is a particularly dubby dancefloor proposition, with all three tracks swathed in deep and tasty reverb. The Source EP is released by Echocord.
7/10 Clinton Staff review, 02 March 2017
What they don't understand when they only name the artist on one side of the vinyl is that I have to not only swivel in my chair but turn the thing off, then over, then tilt my head at an angle to read it. Unfair!
Luckily my persistence is rewarded with the type of dub techno I was hoping to hear. It skips along at a fair rate sounding unnervingly like Hall and Oates 'I Can't Go For That' at first but soon dispelling such ridiculous notions with a taut and wiry slab of dub techno minimalism.
There's no information to confirm this but I think the B side plays at 33rpm. It certainly sounds more sane at this speed. Again we are treated to sparse techno based around simple drum machines and not more else. The final track adds some regulation evocative synths into the brew and is probably the most tuneful of the lot.
But this is not about tunes it's about simple repetition and on that score it does fine.
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