Boomkat Product Review:
Terrence Dixon in the driving seat for an exemplary session of Detroit jazz-techno for Juan Atkins’ Metroplex.
No mistake, this is definitive Dixon gear, a sterling follow-up to his Theater Of A Confused Mind LP which goes deep on that album’s themes in the most economically sound, crafty and bodily-tuned style that resonates with a long lineage of blues, jazz and techno musicians who got what they needed out of minimalist palettes.
From the front, Out Of Phase executes a mouth-watering display of deliquescent jazz motifs buoyed by deft 909 patter, and the tribal hustle of Going In Circles loops in on itself with mind-bending, concatenated slinkiness.
Flip over for the the achingly bittersweet push of Down The Lodge with its uniquely hypnotic harmonic scales, before the EP’s blinding highlight Detroit City At Night skids into play with sampled street noise, sirens and barking pitbulls joined by Dixon’s own monologue on some warped take of original Cybotron styles.
If Detroit’s your bag, it’s a no brainer.