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Æ weigh in volume 3 of the labyrinthine, 8 hour ‘NTS Sessions’, parsing the guts of their hard drives for gold and other precious materials dating back to 2011
The duo were initially commissioned to do a DJ residency on NTS, following their show from early 2016, but what transpired is closer in approach and results to a super extended Peel Session, featuring stacks of reworked material along with exclusive new notions generated by their infamous ‘System’ of software patches.
On ‘NTS Session 3’ they entice us farther down the rabbit hole in 10 parts divided across 3 plates. The longest of these take up a side per piece, namely the amazing 22 minutes of slash ’n burn computer funk in ‘TT1PD’ and the 20 minutes of amorphous techknots in ‘Icari’, while other highlights are found in the bewildering texturhythmic chicanery of ‘Glos Ceramic’, the multi-linear dynamic of ‘nineFly’, and the unfathomably layered mixing trickery that creates the illusive depth of field in ’Shimripl Air’.