Lone debuts on the R&S imprint with this packed double twelve inch release that demonstrates a growing maturity in the new sound the Nottingham based producer unveiled on last winter's impressive Emerald Fantasy Tracks. Shy of that mini LP by only three tracks, the six productions that form Echolocations tighten the focus to 90s Detroit and Chicago, though the distinctive melodic stabs that characterised EFT remain - something that's apparent as soon as the huge drop in "Coreshine Voodoo" arrives! Elsewhere "Dolphin" delights via the vast swathes of melodies that wash over the intricate layers of percussion that build and drop with expertise whilst "Approaching Rainbow" is perhaps Lone at his most rhythmically rigid, with mellow bursts of colour and texture arising from the rasping Strafe-esque drums.
Alex Downey, Spacewalker (Balance), RUSTAM OSPANOFF., Marcel Heese, Kirk Degiorgio, The Black Dog, Juno Recommends Techno, Jamie Behan, Jolka, Apoena, Fish Go Deep, Tabernacle Records DJs, Riley Reinhold, DJ ROCCA (Ajello, Erodiscotique), Tiago
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