Boomkat Product Review:
Russia's premier minimal techno duo SCSI-9 have notched up some 25 releases for countless imprints from Craig Richards' Tyrant to Force Tracks to the indomitable Kompakt over the last 10 years. 'Easy As Down' is their fourth album to date and features a skillfully calcified sound which warrants the huge respect they've garnered from all corners of the minimal, tech house and techno scenes. 'Vesna, Lastic & Elliot' intorduces some considered synth chord sequences in harmony with an austere bowed cello to cleanse the techno-spirit, before 'Vesna, Lastic and elliot' takes your breath away with a lush and perfectly Kompaktian Pop ambient swooner. The spherical jazz harmonics of 'Nothing will change it' feature gorgeous vocals from Ryba and start to put this album in the post-club listening bracket but the run of tracks from 'Tu Eres' to 'Outtro' maintains an ambiguous function that can easily keep the party perked or reclined depending on your inclinations. A fine triumph for lush and ultra clean minimal techno.