Boomkat Product Review:
Rabih Beaini has been steadily attracting a lot of attention from deeper house and techno heads with his awesome Morphine Records imprint and related releases from himself as Ra.H and Morphosis over the last four years. His productions and imprint have maintained an impeccable aesthetic of purist Detroit spirit mixed a strain of melodic mysticism perhaps inherited from his Lebanese background. The ornate synthline on initial track 'Cetrik' for this 12" certainly bears some mIddle Eastern influence mixed with the kind of raw and tracky flavour favoured by Omar-S, but also imbued with the kind of elevated krautrocky vision of Carl Craig. 'Flash' sounds like an abstract Jamal Moss jam created under his Sun God or Hieroglyphic Being guises, with raw burning machine rhythms and meandering melodic sequences, with much the same to be said for 'Round One' on the flip, a locked-in live-groove bristling with frayed machine patterns sounding like a proper old skool Chicago jam from the Mathematics archives. If you haven't heard this guy before, go and check out his awesome 'Dark Myths Of Phoenicia' 12"s and check his label, you won't be disappointed if you're a fan of dark and raw technohouse jams from Omar-S or Carl Craig.