|2.||"Soul Drama" (6:11)|
Spain's Alfonso Lopez, or otherwise known simply as Aiken, is certainly no newcomer to the scene. In fact, the imperceptible producer has been on consistent form since his first releases began to appear in that post-2010 techno wave that we're still arguably riding, managing to land on much sought-after labels like Semantica, Non Series, Timeline and, of course, the sublime Chronicle stable. The latter has also been home to other big dogs like Samuli Kemppi, Arnaud Le Texier and Detroit's Terrance Dixon (under that killer Population One moniker), so we come to this new EP with high expectations. Unsurprisingly, we haven't been let down. The opener "Inertia" is an all-out bleep attack that will satisfy any techno nerd's need, while "Axial" breaks out the acid in a feverishly refreshing style that recalls recent tunes from Milton Bradley. "Magnetism" is a much deeper affair, opting to shine through a crescendo of minimalistic frequencies, whereas "Soul Drama" delivers a freaky, spaced-out array of molecular beats and melodies. Killer techno fire!
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