Boomkat Product Review:
‘909 Thing’ is a blueprint Dimension 5 number : soulful, melodic, warm and superb. Using the 909 drum machine as the rhythm, Dimension 5 adds washy synths that seem to play off each other, the arrangment is superb and brings to mind the work of another Machine Soul, Kirk de Georgio. ‘Analogue Assault’ is also superbly orchestrated, kicking off with a breakbeat and an acid line it builds with ace little Pizzicato strings that are almost Harp-like, stabs of melody underlay the beat and wobbles of analogue noises bubble away underneath, if Drexciya is the deep sea, Dimension 5 is the coral garden. ‘Think Tank’ has one of the subtlest basslines I have heard, fitting in perfectly to the arrangement and reminding me of John Beltran’s work in melody, added in are real sounding drums, which give a live feel, and strings that bring out the melody beautifully. The whole album has many points of reference, and I would still be writing about it at the end of the 64 minutes but the few gems I have mentioned are not all that is to be discovered, so jump in the analogue sea of Dimension 5 and get washed away with the tide. Recommended.