Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Shimokitazawa One Night Stand - S.O.N.S. (S.O.N.S.)

Title: Shimokitazawa One Night Stand
Artist: S.O.N.S.
Label: S.O.N.S.
Cat Number: SO-03 JP-NS
Genre: Techno

1: A New Life (Planet Earth Mix)
2: Reversed Skies

It takes a while to get going, the beats not properly coming in until around the halfway mark, but while its worth the wait it would have been nice had they come in a couple of minutes sooner. ‘A New Life (Planet Earth Mix)’ feels hoisted by its own petard.  Analogue acid and breaks from pre-Cambrian rave get some momentary traction and disappear, the desired ambience fading more quickly than a mayfly’s life. ‘Reversed Skies’ is similarly frustrating. Clocking in at ten minutes long, two more than track one, its elemental power could have been so much more effective had a little more happened along its length. These are two interesting compositions, and are magnificent mixing fodder, but they don’t justify the hype.

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