Boomkat Product Review:
Yet another new member of the Opal Tapes fam makes a remarkable debut with like-minded yet individual take on abstract, throbbing techno. 'SFTCR' posits OOBE (Out Of Body Experience) somewhere between Actress and the swampy emissions of Ssaliva/Sagat and that on Vlek Recs, pushing a heads-down, hypnotic sound perfused with stripped down and elegantly melancholic motifs. Across six tracks he strafes the tempo scale from from buoyant mid-tempo chug to enervated, knackered house chug sparked up with gabber kicks, thru to energised, propulsive techno, all the while maintaining an impressively measured, swaggering poise. If you're only gonna try a couple before you buy (which you really should), clock the haunting chords and lip-bitingly dope slo-rave-soul lumber of 'SFTCR V' and the severely squashed bounce of 'SFTCR VIII' for starters, and the pneumatic pump of weight of 'SFTCR II' to really get you going. Recommended!