Boomkat Product Review:
After a decade off the radar, R&S satellite imprint Apollo re-establishes communications with this gorgeous transmission from Synkro. With a refined sensitivity to ambient texture and romantic arrangement perfectly suited to the Apollo aesthetic, the 'Broken Promise EP' continues his trajectory into plush headspace witnessed on recent releases for Millions Of Moments and Styrax Records. It opens with the heart-aching 'Broken Promise', where stray cosmic signals strafe across desolate surfaces, perhaps imagining Mark Van Hoen remixed by Burial, while 'Why Don't You' does Tri Angle-style R&B-Ambient with a rarified swagger. B-side, 'Memories Of Love' delivers plangent finger-pops and satin-smooth atmospheres, before 'Knowledge' tips out into halfstep dreamspace buoyed by rich Reese bass and fluid tablas. Highly recommended to fans of Holy Other, Burial, dBridge, Akkord.