Boomkat Product Review:
Lee Gamble forges his highly promising UIQ label with an incisive debut volley of ambient techno and cyber rufige from tipped producer, N1L.
With 'Wrong Headspace' Martins Rokis marks out tumultuous terrain between 'floors both physical and mental, pursuing the abstract lines of earlier releases and conceptual installations - including a 2012 split with N.M.O.'s Rubén Patiño - into four hyper, tessellating geometries of grime, computer music and warped club contours. It's an aerobic mystic sound that's clearly close to Gamble's own fwd-looking aesthetic perceptions.
A-side, the rail-gunning snares and xtratropical chords of 'Iguana Love Bite' come off like BLOOM soundtracking a VR rave, whereas 'Lonely Is The New Black' is given to deliquescent jungle deconstruction, accelerating the flashbacks of 'Diversions 1994-1996' into K-hole hyperspace. But just as you begin to grasp N1L's sound, his B-side twysts the other way into lush, chiming techno with the quicksilver time-sig switches and artificial avian calls of 'Stuck In A Cube' and the crushing concrète house swagger of 'Wrong Headspace'.