Review: Manchester lo-fi house imprint Natural Sciences return with another release by Japanese producer Aquarium aka Deepspace. Following up last years brilliant Midnight At The Tokyo Central. These tributes to the early days of techno and acid house emanate through the static hum of vintage machines and the dense hiss of tape saturation on this romantically futuristic concept album which you could imagine playing while Blade Runner shows in the background. Or as the label best describe themselves as 'a hazy bygone recollection of biological matter as we sink into concrete, junk and mechanical S&M.'
Review: Hyped Barcelona DJ/producer and '90s U.S sitcom fan DJ Seinfeld is in the midst of a rich vein of form, with recent EPs on Lobster Fury and Endotherm only enhancing his rising reputation. This collection of analogue-rich, alien techno workouts on Natural Sciences is, predictably, also rather good. There's a pleasing looseness to the clattering drum machine hits, thrusting analogue bass, psychedelic electronics and cut-up vocal samples of "Vaping Lyf", while "Ruff Hysteria" sounds like late '80s Chicago deep house crossed with the fluttering, head-in-the-clouds innocence of early '90s ambient techno. On the flip you'll find the drowsy chords, hustling machine drums and wonky vocal samples of "Wombat Bounce" and the roughneck, hardcore style cut-up drum breaks and saucer-eyed chords of "What Kind of Sandwich Is This?"