Boomkat Product Review:
Scuba finds his bearings amidst the pillars of dubstep, garage, techno and electronica on his outstanding second album. The last two years since the release of the landmark 'A Mutual Antipathy' album have been something of a golden period for the head of the Hot Flush clan and resident at Berghain's Sub:stance event. With a probing curiosity and focussed remit, he's matched a clutch of previously incongruous dancing styles with a subtlety and class that's ensured respect from all corners of the club. 'Triangulation' guarantees that position with a superior set of future classics, connected thematically by impressive levels of electro-acoustic spatial technicality and divided only by an insistence on exploring multiple tempos and the freshest riddimic functions. 'On Deck' for example, is his nod to the burgeoning Afro-Funky house germ that's infecting everyone, executing kinky kick/snare syncopations with typically Scuba-styled reinforcements. Everything here just feels like it's been engineered to some highly exacting standards, the shuffle-tek garage engines of 'Three Sided Shape' and 'Glance' have been tuned to the nth degree, while dynamic synthlines open and unfurl with precise movements on 'Heavy Machinery' and the masterfully spacious mixing throughout proves that the devil has been well worked into the detail.