Boomkat Product Review
Parisian, Aleqs Notal comes with the freshest, craftiest Bass/Tech sound on his killer debut for CleckCleckBoom. Borrowing ideas from Kowton's gritty Grime-House, 3D Night Slugs styles, and A Made Up Sound's deft jungle reductions, the 'A.E.T. E.P.' is 2014's first real dancefloor shocker for those that know. A-side he exhibits a very canny feel for spatial layering and tightly tucked groove with the spidery web of electroid polyrhythms, lush pads and reduced boogie vibes of 'Ancient Theory', and 'Informal Utility' finds a seductive blend of fluid, Substance-like dub chords and corroded, itchy drums. Flip it for the ruder, teched-out step of 'Side Huit' with intricate drum programming up there with the dopest 2562/AMUS's convolutions, whilst 'Clear Mind' dips out on a rugged reduction of bashment and minimal techno. Highly recommended!