Boomkat Product Review:
Someone Else returns with his first 12" since the "Ploosh ep some fourteen releases ago. Maintaining his philosophical credo in sound design, a bumping floor presence in concert with a melodic and bed riddled with found sound edits - retaining a dj mentality without being confined by it, Matthew Herbert style. The title track is a mid-tempo popper with bass tones moving one along the mix, various multi personality vocal nonsense permeated with beepy occasions, high mid range instrumental themes and fiddlestick percussion. "Happiness for our time" has a certain stop-start nature about it which leaves the listener guessing through its carefully controlled arrangement of incidental sounds and loopy drums. Nicholas Sauser takes the idea of the original and makes it his own, infusing a chicago sensibility, by way of new york, by way of modernity. A dark, repeating syllable pitch is the glue of it all, bopping around between the raw dance floor elements. Sauser provides us with a great companion version, with its own progression of tiny human clips and field recordings, proving that he can "be someone else" and still be himself. Sitting in static, "Carespray" uses a gloriously low, drawn-out sub-bass and snappy snare to hold on to all the deep speech garbles and hooky loops which play back and forth with each other. A carefree melodic theme pronounces a shift in mood before it recedes for a whiny backdrop, pushing everything towards the outro of its main ingredients. Winner!