Boomkat Product Review:
Incredibly good debut full-length from the excellent Aardvarck, providing Delsin with their finest album release to date. The music of Aardvarck is deceptively simple – blending shards of Detroit electroisms with an oldskool breakbeat vibe, topped off with some deeply absorbing melody lines. The construction of the tracks, however, is mindblowing. Immense attention to detail and an inspired, effortless use of time changes transform this into the kind of classic record that can sit alongside anything from Boards’ ‘Music Has The Right’ to John Tejada’s and Detrait Escalator Co’s finest. ‘Accept’ opens this gargantuan album (23 tracks long!) with blissful keys and a dusty use of shimmering breaks, slowly seeping into the glowing half-beats of the awesome ‘Caramel’ - containing a honeyed-out flutey refrain and deeply clever construction-work. ‘Dim’ sounds like an accelerated Boards of Canada – nostalgic tweaked synthlines and a skittering rhythm that sounds like it might have been recorded 20 years ago out in a deserted field somewhere. ‘Upset’ is even better – starting off with a wash of glowing synths and field recordings with a seriously tweaked beat coming into form much like Luke Vibert’s more complex and emotive percussive workouts. Hard to find a single dud amongst these 23 gems – ‘find the cow’ is very much the quiet classic – listen to it once and return to it forever. Essential.