Boomkat Product Review:
One of the frontmost exponents of the nu-Dub Techno wave of producers, Luke Hess has built up a solid catalogue for the likes of Omar-S's FXHE, Kontra-Musik and Echocord, who deliver this debut album. Alongside likeminded dub aesthetes like Marko Furstenburg, Quantec or Sven Weisemann, Luke has taken the template of mid-late 90's Berlin Techno and merged it with his native Detroit sound for a purely refined and eternally groovesome sound benefitting from well tailored software enhancements that just weren't available the first time round, allowing him to manipulate the sound to a further extent than his predecessors. Tracks like 'Son Beams' continue in the interstellar tradition of labels like Red Planet with cosmic synthlines given the dub treatment for an engrossing dancefloor experience while efforts like 'Transform' at least match the Berlin school at its own game. All deepchord heads need to pay real close attention to 'Reel Life' tucked away at the end of the album, a real deep winner of a cut sent swimming through tangibly effervescent analog atmospheres in the finest style. Excellent.