What do you think rave music created by the guy widely credited with creating the internet trend seapunk would sound like? Confused? Manic? Synthetic? Neon and set sail on a tide of crystalline pixels? Yeah, these four tracks are all that and more.
The Exaltics usually specialises in deep, esoteric electro — which is why this release is so surprising. While 'The New Beginning' sees broken beats supporting waves of acid, it’s the stomping cyberpunk techno of 'Coroded' and 'Downwards' that marks a radical change of direction.
Here's a deep roller featuring gloriously nebulous snatches of female vocal, muted keys, heady atmospherics and a gorgeous synth string line that cuts through the mix like a hot knife through butter. Londoner 100Me (Alex Hilliar to his mum) has a sound that is all his own, progressive in vibe but with an urban edge and melodic sensibility that helps this music stand out from the crowd. Gorgeous stuff from a producer to keep an eye on.
Can it get any more Balearic? Features Tim Burgess on vocals and includes remixes from Prins Thomas and Chris Coco. The label’s even called Ocean Moon.