Boomkat Product Review:
Lone brings his sound to R&S for a six track session of skin-tingling, face-wiping House music. With a sound redolent of Fabio & Groovrider playing the Hacienda circa '91, 'Echolocations' cannily closes a 20 year circle for R&S, time-splitting us between '91 and '11 with the Funky snares and one-finger keys of 'Coreshine Voodoo' before coming off like a hyper BoC on 'Explorers' and retiring to the chill-out room for a breather on 'Dolphins'. Back in the mod for some, 'Approaching Rainbow' incites a baggy jack in the finest style of 808 State, all hands-in-the-air chord progressions underscored by a subtle Latin-rhythmic House influence. Again, 'Rapid Racer' sounds like some nascent Gerald Simpson production, perched on the cusp of hardcore, House and Bleep, just imagine some lycra clad go-go dancer with fishnets and massive bouffant and you're there, mate! Final tune 'Blossom Quarter' is the one the crowd's been waiting for, even recreating the dizzying feeling of an intense subbass pressure drop through canny use of his signature compressions and really capturing the essence of what made folks then, and now, go for it. Big record, feeling it.