Boomkat Product Review:
The brothers Funcken choose Bourbon as their favoured tipple and head straight for the aftermath of a heavy drinking session with the opening 'Noir'. Oddly reminiscent of Autechre's classic mix for Kinesthesia's 'Empathy Box' - this is all deep structured electronica with a late night angle. The beats complex enough to fracture the attention but the underlying weave of strings and crackles lending to a massive, weighty, cinemascopic sound. Highly evocative terrain. 'Sphere' is much lighter and bouncier, employing a killer little modulated bassline, tweaking and bleeping at a slowly headnodding pace, though retaining a distinctly analogue touch that lends it that same, moving early Autechre-ish aroma. 'Velvet' on the flip is awesome, resetting sounds to a mass of turntablist scracth applied to an electronic mass of sound, imagine Bitstream transposed and slowed down by several factors for an idea. 'Sparkzz' closes this 4-tracker off with another stretch, a track that cant quite seem to make its mind up as to what tempo to employ, spining into and out of complex fast beats and a slower bassline progression, Tri-Repetae comes to mind this time, finishing off a strong EP with a mild case of amnesia. Ace.