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Earth Trax methodically ticks off various early ‘90s dance tropes in a sprawling debut album
Drawing on other people’s dewy eyed nostalgia for a mythologised era, Bartosz Kruczyński aka Earth Trax (and member of Ptaki) operates at degrees of detachment from his subject in a way that comes evident in the music’s relatively glazed simulacra of the real thing. It’s all nice enough and arranged with a clear sense of musicality, but it’s all done at the expense of any real thrills, spills or powerful emotions that come with rave. To be fair we could say this about a lot of other earnestly shabby chic but passable dance music in circulation right now.