Boomkat Product Review:
One of the strongest releases we've heard from 12K in quite a while. Kane Ikin is one half of Solo Andata, with a previous EP for 12k and a release for the Kesh label, but this is his debut album proper - and it's a goodun. Ikin takes in a number of familiar tropes but somehow re-works them in a way that's progressive, assembling elements you might recognise from the floaty ambience of The SIght Below (complete with references to Wolfgang Voigt's GAS project), the deconstructed dub of Rhythm & Sound, and a homespun vibe that's become the calling card of countless CDR labels whose names neither you nor us can quite remember, albeit weighted down by a production style that's measured and detailed. It's an absorbing listen, but there are moments that offer a tantalising glimpse of what might have happened if Ikin dared himself to challenge the listener a bit more. He's grabbed our interest enough on 'Sublunar', however, to keep a close eye on what he does next. In the meantime, it's a solid work that comes recommended if any of the above reference points tick your boxes.