Boomkat Product Review:
FatCat’s first signing, Takuya Sugimoto aka Web bubbles onto Dynamo Dreesen’s label with a suitably frothy set of ambient-house/electro-jazz style produced around 1994/95 - Japanese house fiends take note!
While touring Japan in 2019, Dynamo Dreesen enquired about an old favourite of his, Web’s ‘The EVA EP’, and was duly contacted by the artist with a batch of deep wrigglers that form ‘The Sound There’ for Acido Records. Recalling to our ears classic Move D from the same era, or even the pleasantly effervescent house of Shinichi Atobe, it’s all lovely stuff and very much of that golden era which only seems lightyears away now.
Whittled down from 16 tracks to 8 for this release, the vibe is primed for suave shufflers and elegantly wasted sessions in your living room, with shine-eyed treats strewn between the tactile jazz-techno of ‘Interaction with Equipment’, the louche deep house lope of ‘Math and Dance’, a real zinger in the uptempo but heavy-lidded stepper ‘Sand Old Castle’, the E.R.P-like harmonic aura of ‘Word of Memory’, and a superbly tangy Braindance-like closer ‘Papyrus’.