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Nearly 20 years since their last new Tresor release, Berlin ambient torch career TV Victor graces the label with four slices of iridescent downbeats and dub techno
Technically the 2nd part of a session that started on Tobias Freund’s Non Standard Productions in 2010, ‘GRV, Vol. 2’ reprises that EP’s spirit in a style indiscernible from TV Victor’s original string of Tresor releases during the ‘90s and early ’00s, and also acts as connective ligature between the pioneering spirit of the Zodiak Free Arts Club and its enduring influence. The pieces are neatly sequenced and laid-back, perhaps primed for relaxing bodies frazzled by 12 hours of strobes and pounding techno, and drifting from the radiant pads of ‘GRV Tr 6’ to a sort of blissed, droning ambient exotica dub in ‘GRV Tr 8’, and slouchy, beatdown, motorik breaks in ‘GRV Tr 7’, with a 2nd wind of pulsating ambient techno in ‘GRV Tr 4’ that may well prompt some ravers to get back on it.