Boomkat Product Review:
Graduate of the midwest US techno scene, Israel Vines closes a long loop with his first batch for Berlin bastion Tresor after heavy handfuls for his Eye Teeth division of Ectomorph’s Interdimensional Transmissions
Restless, direct, and suffused with a timeless technoid machine soul, ‘Voices’ marks out some of Vines’ classiest work as he toggles the pressure on the offbeat with a fine grasp of layered, atmospheric dis-content. Business techno this is not; it’s the proper stuff, resonating with recent, syncopated Regis styles as much as Dasha Rush’s rolling sleekness and the Detroit futurism of Ectomorph.
He comes out swaggering with the hissing pistons and gibberjaw vox locked into rollicking motion of ‘Breakign’, then dials up the panoramic pads on an unruly swang with ‘Culling’ and the whirring darkside finesse of ‘Downing’, tempering the rolige with surgical precision and tense sci-fi cinematic scope in ‘Keeping’, which also appears in extended, immersive forms for those who want to get right into it.