Boomkat Product Review:
This is only the second twelve from Philip McGarva under the Microworld moniker in almost a decade - but when your debut release is as good as his "Signals" 12" for the Transmat label, there's really no need to rush. It was almost inevitable that were this artist to make a return it would be for Styrax or one of its flawless offshoots, and this twelve seems almost tailor-made for its soulful, textured, forward thinking catalogue. The twelve opens with the "Disco Version", a padded 4/4 number punctuated by almost African drum parts and those classic chords, a propulsive variant on the ketamine dub the likes of the Meanwhile label have done so much to perfect. "Drum Machine Dreaming" is a different beast altogether, utilising a slowed down House template and decorating it with elongated synths and some rolling snares for a hypnotic builder. The EP ends with the John Beltran style electronic flutter of "Big Band", once again taking us back to those Halcyon days of early techno that this excellent label seems so enamoured with.