Boomkat Product Review:
Necessary reissue of an absolute Chain Reaction classic...
In keeping with the timeless nature of Chain Reaction releases, Bipolar Defect hasn’t aged a bit and still stands as testament to the inherent minimalist principles of dub house/techno in deepest effect.
Subtlety is utterly key to its beauty, playing out a beautifully modest suite of ten tracks rendering the spirit of New York deep house and garage and the ghostly influence of Basic Channel/M-series with a tactility and sense of drifting, contemplative space unique to Kostas Soublis’ oeuvre.
It’s hard to define how gauzy chords and barely there-but-body massaging bass presence can bring a lump to the throat, but that’s just what it does from the shadowy drone of the opening title track, thru the lofted field recordings perfused into Bilateral Emotion, to the way those chords rip thru Stream I like an ice-breaker thru sand, and our scalp is tingling to the inhale/exhale organist quality of Aviation.
The fiends will be on this already, but if you don’t know, don’t miss the opportunity.