Boomkat Product Review:
Batu is back at the Timedance controls on this triplet of warped dancefloor deviations.
After scooping plenty of plaudits last year thanks to a series of shapeshifting records from Bruce, Ploy, Laksa and Lurka, Timedance primes for action in 2017 with three fresh productions from label boss Batu that once again demonstrate his continued studio innovation.
Leading out, Murmur dovetails between slippery polyrhythms and lurching bassweight textures before veering skywards into a succession of tunneling hardcore reductions that recall EVOL and Lee Gamble. The sound design on Groundwork is just as crafty, with Batu exploring a sense of space and dynamism that no doubt sounds mind warping on the system at the Timedance label nights down a Bristol cellar.
The shifty Whisper closes out and recalls vintage West Country dubstep but transports it well into the 23rd Century. This might just be the Bristol producer’s knottiest collection yet. Great artwork from Atelier Superplus too.