Review: Having released on labels like 1080p or Common Edit, the talented Khotin feels like a natural addition to Canada's Pacific Rhythm imprint. But, we want to make it crystal clear that it is his music that has won him the spot on the label, and given him the chance to release his fourth studio album, another majestic collection of ambient experiments that spread out much further than the innocuous drones we're used to hearing nowadays. In fact, "New Tab" is our favourite electronic release of July 2018, much of that decision resting on the fact that this is enchanting and seductive from the first moments, never letting our minds stray too far. We like to call it 'rhythmic drone', where the looseness and abstract nature of synthesizers is propelled into motion by subtle percussive elements and enchanting vocal samples. Sick!
Review: Given the popularity of volumes one and two in the superb Rhythms Of The Pacific series, you can bet your bottom dollar that this third installment will fly off the shelves. Happily, the standard remains high throughout, with debutant Slim Media Player particularly impressing. The artist with the superbly-current name offers up a pair of fine tracks; the low-slung jazz bass, new age pads and bumpin' beats of "Dappled Love", and the decidedly horizontal, loved-up shuffle of "Pink Hues, Bad News". On the flip, Electric Sound Broadcast melds yearning, sun-kissed electronics to freshly beaked house breaks on the delightful "WaveRunner", before 1080p regular Khotin delivers a dash of dreamy, acid-flecked brilliance in the shape of EP standout "Nimbus (Tomi's Pad Mix)".