Boomkat Product Review:
Sidney & Suleiman’s Paris-based Latency Recordings grip a tactile batch of ambient thoughts and drifting techno experiments from Melbourne’s Kane Ikin to follow up releases by Madteo, Nuel and Even Tuell in recent years.
Basalt Crush steers the abstract techno themes which have emerged over the course of Ikin’s Warehouses (2014, This Thing Records) and Modern Pressure (2016, Type) into ‘floor-fringing structures ripe for more experimental DJs and home listeners alike.
The A-side presents the elegant string flutters of Echoic and an amorphous, haunting stuyd in electro-acoustic dissonance with Autophasic, before titling ‘floor-wards with the ghostly momentum of Gestalt, which could be some spectral relation of Pye Corner Audio. B-side delves deeper into that theme with more robust, stepping bass wickedly offset by a flinty rimshot, but still keeping the atmospheres wide and gauzy in Street Flare, and Grid draws us farther in to a mix of diaphanous bass and thistly hi-end, precisely balanced in the mix so you could practically lean in and it would support your weight.