Boomkat Product Review:
**Upfront Exclusive** Yu Aseda aka Ena invites us into the Tokyo underground with his debut album, 'Bilateral' for France's 7even Recordings. As with his RA mix and prior 12"s for 7even, he presents a well rounded and individual sound taking inspiration from dubstep, techno and electronica to shape detailed, etheric rhythmscapes bristling with finely rendered textures and probing tonal dynamics. The ghosts of Berlin, London and Jamaican dub are omnipresent, manifesting in the King Tubby or Burial-esque concrète-carving of 'Inutility', whilst 'Unplug' has a midnight electro-jazz effervescence redolent of Jan Jelinek of DJ Krush. The dub-techoid sound design of 'Community Space' shares much in common with Vessel or Miles Whittaker's more sprightly productions, and his strongest dancefloor moves such as the wiry 'Mule Mouth' and the Afro-inflected timbres of 'Realization' recall everyone from Pole to Shackleton and Martyn.