Thursday, 18 August 2011

tONKPROJECT/Ebencrib - 2 Years Of Behaviors

Like the Drop music comp below, this is an album that's had many plays on the stereo before I sat down to blog about it… this time though we're actually on time with a review. Hurrah.

The album's credited jointly to tONKPROJECT and Ebencrib, though both are in fact aliases for just the one man, Laurentiu Zarzu, while the title refers to the fact it's being released to celebrate two years of Laurentiu's label, Behaviors. So much for the bare facts of the case then… but what does it sound like?

Like 12 tracks of startlingly good deepness, in a nutshell. Don't expect any instant hi-octane dancefloor thrills here: some of the music would be perfectly at home on the deeper floors circa 4am or so, for sure, but even the more uptempo numbers are aimed at the head as much as the feet, and the album's overall vibe just begs you to sit back, spark up a rather large 'cigarette' and lose yourself in the music. Or, likely as not, in the spaces between the music.

Seamlessly interweaving deep house, deep techno and ambient vibes, dubwise in parts and a wee bit proggy and blissed-out around the edges, it's an album that's likely to get many plays on your stereo, too.

Out: This week

About: Laurentiu Zarzu AKA tONKPROJECT hails from Romania, and you can find him on Facebook or MySpace. You can also check out his Behaviors show on Proton Radio.

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