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North east man of mystery, Man Power takes time off from his current labour of love, Me Me Me, to spread his wings into the wider market with this release for DGTL. "The Duelist" contrasts frenetic 303 liens with emotive piano chords and crisp, skeletal beats. The result is a slowly building, wide screen dance track for big arenas or pivotal climaxes. Riddled with sentiment, as we reach the final furlong I'll forgive you if you abandon the dancefloor to affirm your feelings for your chosen loved one. "El Mago Del Tiempo" goes on a darker slant, more akin to the Hivern Discs label that he has himself guested on. Hand claps snap back of a concrete wall as sizzling acid lines slowly come into focus against rising strings and a glitchy beat. A solid and stimulating excersise in sound design and synthesis, I can't help but place it against other cinematic dance producers like James Holden and Four Tet. Side B cut, "Put Your Hands On The Car..." takes cues from Timothy Fairplay and the ALFOS mob as it creeps out the speakers with a wry smile and sinister intentions whilst also recalling the pitch black crawl of Tapan and Crimes Of The Near Future. Mega!
1. The Duelist
2. El Mago Del Tiempo
3. Put Your Hands On The Car (And Get Ready To Die)