Boomkat Product Review
After Vessel's superb opening gambit Left Blank dilate their vision to take in clipped 808 Funk and emosh electronica from the highly touted Visionist, Lorca and Clown & Sunset's Valentin Stip. Ahead of his release for Oneman's 502 label, Visionist jams on a smart 808 thing, springing off deftly tucked and diffused drums under warm and dubbed-out pads. Lorca's 'Hold Back' is a sweeter roller, running sparse rhythms between lush subs and floating IDM-soul chords, before the two link like Jam City meets Julio Bashmore on 'Slapstickk', featuring a floor-shuddering synth motif stabbed into synapse-twitching, electro-shocked percussion. The remix is choice, too. Fresh from his debut on Nicolas Jaar's Clown & Sunset label, French/Canadian producer Valentin Stip turns 'Hold Back' into a sophisticated swoon of Yacht-gazing synth touches and shuffled, aquatic slow-house. Tip!