Boomkat Product Review:
Swedish techno star Anders Ilar returns with a new long-player for the Yard imprint, boasting six new productions, two remixes and one (sort of) hidden, untitled track. 'Carving Wooden Hearts' is a great opener - a midtempo affair, buckling under its own weight with flecks of distortion spilling out from the mix. As tends to be the case with Ilar's work there's an absorbingly melodic aspect that really holds the ear's attention whilst the production evolves in a sufficiently weird and wonderful fashion. Later on, 'Unfold' summon up memories of Selected Ambient Works, while 'Cries Of The Wilderness' launches into a higher tempo, more dancefloor-oriented mode. 'Unconditional Surrender' is a standout, and it's also the basis for the two remixes: Adam Johnson comes up with a weird, almost raga-like expansion of the original, while Yard carves out a tight and densely produced overhaul.