Boomkat Product Review:
Exceptional slab of ambient thizz and lush, experimental club dervishes from West Mineral’s Exael and their hotly tipped Berlin pal Arad Acid.
Landing on Motion Ward in the wake of releases by uon, Ol (Serwed), and Perila, ‘Furi’ works a very fine line between dreamily spacious sound design and intimately tactile, smudged dancefloor warmth of the type that’s very much needed right now.
Scudding, washed-out choral ephemera gives a pill-belly start with the title tune, before there find their groove in nervously frayed electro on ‘Untitled’, and Arad Acid plays it down with the high tog ambience of ‘Frontmxxd’ next to Exael’s killer piece of ambient jungle abstraction ‘Dex’. Nagging, impish footwork rhythms then come out to play on Exael’s ‘Prise’, and Arad Acid shows off some vertiginous, flash-fwd sound design chops recalling Second Woman in the whirling vortices of ‘Torqued Light’, and they come together in the lushest kiss of imaginable, ‘Mt Love is an Extension of You’.
Hard to deny, this is a total beauty.