Boomkat Product Review:
Brendan Moeller's fourth album as Beat Pharmacy features a heavy vocal presence, weaving together engaging verses and streamlined techno-influenced dub in a fashion that's bound to provoke all kinds of comparisons, perhaps most pointedly the contemporary bass manoeuvres of Kode9 - an especially resonant reference since the album benefits from a couple of Spaceape collaborations: "Strangers' and 'Ghostship', both of which bring a real intensity to the album, which finds a nice contrast and counterpoint in the lyrical melodica lines of 'Time', a far more propulsive production, reaching a galloped pace in its final phase. Paul St Hilaire shows up for a couple of tracks, most notably on the dark, soulful 'Sunshine', his voice taking on a phantom-like presence among the skeletal dub stutters from Moeller's arsenal of synths. As dominant and commanding as the various guest vocals are (contributed by Coppa, Ras B, Infinity and Damon Aaron in addition to those already mentioned), Moeller's production is expertly judged, knowing when to flourish and when to keep to the shadows. Excellent.