Boomkat Product Review:
Estonian techno-house veteran Anti Aaver lays down a super firm follow-up up album for Porridge Bullet, recalling deep, ruffcut goodness by everyone from Shake and MLZ to Michael J. Blood.
Longtime member of Tartu party starters Neuronphase since 1993 alongside Eero Mander, Kalev K, Tristan Priimägi; Anti Aarvi capably handles the unit’s productions with a strong and clear thang for proper Detroit badness that surely resonates with the way Manc producers have also taken up the mutant 313 mantle.
The ‘Lon’ album follows on from 2019’s eponymous Neuronphase slab with eight wickedly wood-knocked and soul hurtin’ groovers that show Anti really knows his way around a sampler and his drum machines. From Howard Thomas-like jab-jacker ‘Roasting’, thru the DJ Dez at Anthony Shakir’s Beat Store vibes of ‘Psychik’ this is some strong shit, getting loose with the disco loops on ‘Gotta Play’, and grinding it on a Theo-esque beatdown nub with ‘Here We Go Again’, while making room for more psychedelic action with the surefire groggy techno ace ‘Could Seinfeld Have Tasted This’, and proper woodcut burner ‘Get It’, plus the title tune’s faded bliss out, and one really special number in the heretical ambient dub ‘Imagine That’.
No kipping! This one’s as dope as they come.