Boomkat Product Review:
B12’s Steve Rutter makes a memorable maiden solo appearance under his own name with From Me To You on his highly active FireScope label, which is responsible for a string of new and archival B12 releases since 2016.
Where pretty much all B12 releases have been credited to Rutter and his production partner Michael Golding, this 12” is a rare opportunity to hear what Steve was inputting the project.
Fair to say, then after listening, that Rutter is behind some of our favourite B12 moments, as we can gauge from the nimbly weightless drum programming and pads of Down And Down and the deliciously darkside strokes of Decliner Box on the A-side, while the B-side catches gauzier, wistful aspects of his personal style in the UR-like techno raga of The Life Giver, and on the enchanted downstroke of The Battle Continues.
If only the title didn’t leave us thinking Oh Dear Oh Dear.