Xtep - u-Ziq - Planet Mu
A welcome return from the Planet Mu chief of staff, and clearly the medication has kicked in. Known for a more extreme perspective on IDM, this brand-new taster ahead of his summer LP is V.E.R.Y. different. The dank, clanks and distortion are gone, in comes in the quirky computer funk of 'XT', classic rave tropes on 'Ritm' (boy those keys!), to Moroder reincarnated on the disco inflections of 'Pulsar', to the washy Vangelis of 'Monj2', which hides a tough, breaky footwork element, a tiny glimpse of the beast from the past. All concluding on the rather flouncy melancholia of 'New Bimple', all making for a rather bizarre, but enjoyable listen.