Debut LP from one of the cornerstone's of the L.I.E.S. label, Terekke - 'This record contains 5 years worth of electronic experimentations, the bulk of which were recorded while living in the EU, and mixed down at a studio in Amsterdam. The music was sequenced on a MPC and an inexpensive digital keyboard with reverb and delay.'.
Opening with the lucid coastal ambience of "Tack" and into the rigid stomp of "Bb2". "Need" sees a calm but bass heavy swamp of sound slowly churn, elusive currents and underwater ripples offering up some kinda of momentum deep within the drift. "Swim" is covered in an semi-organic patina, microcosmic life forms sprouting up from the exotic flora. "Mix 91" sees Terekke explore a dubbed out and echo-laden environment, sparse and reverberating and somehow equally in tune with the Idjut Boys tape-delayed dancefloor experiments. "Padi" sees the serene and content nature reach a natural zenith, effortlessly elevating itself into the heavens through skilled synthesis and a sympathetic ear. Finally, "Closer" allows ripples of Chain Reaction-esque flux collide with a heady, suspended pad preset; an endless flow of gorgeous, thick sound which sees the album drift off into infinite. A truly impressive body of work from Terekke. If you liked Huerco S' LP from last year or the celestial gloop of Burial & Zomby, then I'm sure there's plenty for you to get stuck into here. Most recommended.
STAFF COMMENTSMatt says: I love it when someone who's previously been responsible for arse-tearing techno and industiral business, turns their hand at something more enchanted and ethereal for their full length excursions. No one wants and hour and a half of wall shakers, Terrekke perfectly addresses the dyanamic balance, across eight tracks, yet remained decidedly modern and focussed.