Neo Image, also known as Chad Thiessen has been putting out records as part of groups Kinetic Electronix and Aquarian Foundation, and is now releasing a solo venture on Mood Hut. Untitled is a trip into leftfield house grooves perfect for a chilled sunny afternoon, ranges from ambient downbeat to thuggy disco shuffles.
Vinyl 12" £8.49 MH017
5-track 12" EP on Mood Hut.
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Well this is warm. Imagine one of those sunny afternoons where the sun warms the veranda and you can relax in the confidence that as there are no clouds so the sun won't go in. There's nowhere it can go. Chad Thiessen makes music for such times. Warm carefully placed rhodes piano stabs, skittering beats and little else. What else would you want? On 'Windskill Dub' he keeps it tasteful and neat and takes care not to add anything that might ruin the mood.
The whole EP sparkles with the sort of laid back soft house that may come out of the nib of DJ Sprinkles. 'Duckberg' has some dubbed out spectral beats, the odd flash of bass and a rolling keyboard pattern whilst 'Positiver Pressure' has me reaching for the turn it up knob to try to discern how these synths sound so nice. Is it too minimal? Sometimes I'm wishing he would increase the bass, add an earworm or two but overall these are lovely lazy sounds to soundtrack doing absolutely nothing at all.
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