Boomkat Product Review:
A superb, gauzy ambient techno delicacy from Portugal’s Manta, furnishing Barcelona’s Paralaxe Editions - who also just issued the new Rupert Clervaux & Beatrice Dillon album - after a fine album with Where To Now? in 2015.
Citadel offers six tracks of floating, kinetic techno structures and vaporous harmonics personalised with a dead lush sense of romance and instinctively latinate grooves.
In terms of fidelity, they feel somewhere between Lee Gamble’s quicksilver dimensions, and the gauzy dream space of Teresa Winter; the sort of stuff you could happily sway on the spot with, or bounce around, holding that rare balance of stasis and momentum that’s really quite rare and hard to nail with such elegance.
For highlights go straight to the fizzy but milky hydraulic drive of Kayseri and the beautiful tension of high-tempo drums and slow moving synth layers in Blackwater, or the warped Detroit electro patterning of Grid; you won’t be disappointed!
RIYL Lee G, Leo Anibaldi, deepest Claude Young