Boomkat Product Review:
We Can Elude Control gets the best out of Ralph Cumbers aka Bass Clef aka Some Truths in the tensile, technoid modular and broken drum-machine deviations of 'Bliss Abyss'. As opposed to his more self-consciously "quirky" gear, there's a taut sense of discipline informed by dancefloor structures in these eight tracks released by Paul Purgas ov Emptyset's label. We can hear ideas filched from Footwork, house, techno and dancehall and wedged into these tracks, along with Cumbers unique feel for melodic arrangement and evolutionary, dub-wise space. Matching the crisp, kinetic aesthetics of recent Vladislav Delay moves with Ekoplekz's rugged wanderlust, styles fan out from pinging, skittish minimal techno in 'Forefor' via the buckshot modular scramble of 'This Love For Will Make You Levitate' to alien slow/fast scree in 'Golden Rose the Colour of a Dream I Had', to cool out in the echo chamber space of 'I Brought Back Treasures from the Void' and the angular step of 'Werner in Iquitos' before gracefully landing at the lushly expansive closer 'Comedowncomeround'.