Review by: Neil Martin
Label boss Paul Mac releases his second ‘Sessions’ selection. A seriously good collection of deep electronics, and an eight tracker to boot!
Covering a variety of styles, it really delivers on the premise of showcasing Mac’s repertoire.
There is a nice Detroit undercurrent with all the tracks and it is hard to pick a favourite. There is the opening ‘The inevitable climb’ in all its laid back and introspective glory leading us into the more club orientated ‘Standing wave’.
This works for me with the use of a break beat complimenting the synths perfectly. ‘Part of dust’ has me remembering an old Blech mix on Warp with its rich mixture of searching strings and forward jazzed up beats.
‘Looking at the hill’ is more of that classic D sounding quality spliced with an almost electro feel rippling underneath, a versatile tune to say the least. ‘From the same place’ continues the theme of intricate electronics. This is another laid back tune and in keeping with the ethos of the series,
Sunday sessions for sure, some at home and some in the club. ‘Fours rotating’ has got that whole John Shima / Derek Carr vibe, searching deeper in your being. ‘Dust particles’ is experimental and fresh.
Finally, closing out this feast of rich electronic goodness is ‘All from one place’ and we have yet another deftly executed piece of aural bliss; again with some jazz styling’s this is another winner.
All in all, another quality release on Stimulus that should cater for most if you like well crafted, thoughtful electronics. Be that on a Sunday or any other day of the week.