DeFeKT / ESS – Dimension Glider - AC Records – AC 10
Succeeding to Koova and Morphology just to name a few, Matthew Flanaghan (Takeover Recordings, Bass Frequency Productions) inaugurates this month his first appearance on the 100% vinyl label AC Records. Ranging from Electro to Acid passing through Detroit, the style featured on the German structure has been constantly underground since its creation in 2009. This explains why the presence of the Dublin located producer on AC Records is not a coincidence. Multiplying (insane) releases this year like others multiply bread, the Irish wizard delivers here a much anticipated split EP made of five refine cuts dispatched into two of his welknown musical projects.
The DeFeKT side opens with vibrant "Dimension Glider", a synthetic fusion of deep tonalities and modular sequences. If the tune shows lots of sensibility and emotion, bubbling "CV1", following immediately, turns into a merciless slaughter based upon menacing synths lines over eerie strings, some cosmic tones fused to stripped down Sci-Fi layers in the background. Massive, definitively my favorite!
Taken from the SOM Compilation 4 and courtesy of Solar One Music, aesthetic "Comet ELEnin" reveals on the reverse another facet of Matthew's versatile talent under his ESS (Electronic Speech Systems) disguise thanks to chilling atmospheres and moody programming. Beautiful! Classic "Substance-D" coming next returns to the dancefloor with abstract touches and solid Detroit influences. A winner track to bring closer to Deemphasis style. Finally, slowing down the tempo, deep electro jam "Thermo drive" ventures with success into intriguing landscapes to offer the release a smooth conclusion characterized by analog melodies and a cutting edge construction.
Perfect follow up to DeFeKT's highly recommended "Sequence One EP" published on French New Flesh Records in January, this tremendous "Split EP" is nothing sort of incredible from start to end and sounds like another must have from Matthew. Rush on it!