Boomkat Product Review:
Wicked slab of avant-Dub doings by Ekoplekz, captured last year at his debut live set for Bristol's Dubloaded. The entire 45-minute set is spread over two sides, no gaps or nuthing. Much like charming platters for Mordant Music and Punch Drunk, all the music is improvised, deploying an array of cheap effects units and synths to create something quite deliciously spaced-out, lo-fi and inimitably intuitive. In other hands this could be boring, but Ekoplekz is constantly tweaking, folding and nudging his sounds into ever more alien arrangements, doing away with beats to allow the pulses of the synths to keep rhythm while he renders their shapes into arcing star bursts and wonderfully bloopy atmospheres. For our money it's one of the best bits he's released yet. It sounds more like Sun Araw meets Carlos Giffoni than anything strickly dub-related.