Saturday, 27 October 2012

AKRA - AKRAsounds Vol 2

AKRA AKRAsounds Vol 2 Teng
A three-track EP here from Nick Woolfson of Mock & Toof, AKA AKRA.

Sonnox is up first, a languid, dreamy affair with something of that 'laidback deep Balearic prog' vibe about it. Stir Fried operates in quite different territory, being much more (deep) techno-oriented with all kinds of sinister FX and warbles, while closer Hear To Create stands out for me, a jazzy deep house groove (think Boulevard-era St Germain) sporting one of those self-help tape vocals that are so bafflingly popular… there's nothing wrong with them, I'm just surprised so many house producers clearly have so many self-help tapes lying around… and some cool wah-wah guitar work.

With three very varied cuts but the quality standard high throughout, this is well worth checking.

Out: This week

About: This comes on Nick's own fledgling UK label Teng (not to be confused with the Rurals' Peng imprint), who can be found on Facebook and Soundcloud.

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