Dreamy business from Maher Daniel and John Chamis. Subtle but still anthemic, all interlaced pads and gentle arps weaving together something genuinely lovely.
Pleasure Planet is Andrew Potter of Populette notoriety and Brian Hersey, turning out a girthsome-yet-understated three-tracker for the peerless Throne Of Blood. In fact, the day this Brooklyn imprint sets a foot wrong, it may usher in the end of days. It's certainly not today, anyways, as this vintage house moodiness is sterling. 'Animals' even features the spectacular Kim Ann Foxman on vocals, so what could possibly be not to like? '6AMATM' chugs in beautifully, while 'Black Shades For White Nights' mooches about as if it owns the place.
To the rapidly burgeoning traditional trance tempo label convention comes Infrasonic's contender, #138. Leyrock's intro is competent if largely uneventful. We can forgive him that, as the meat of the track is more impressive. The lead riff's intuitive note arrangement is well developed and with a precisely timed filter release, it lands with quite some impact at the apex of the drop.
Pachanga Boy, Rebolledo, takes a break from writing with Superpitcher for a whimsical collaboration with Munk. As the title hints, expect a tongue-in- cheek combination of disorienting surf rock and weighty disco rhythm, steeped in a showering of sleaze. A touch of acid-disco creeps in with the lively bonus track, 'Got It Baby', but it's the controlled chaos of Rebolledo's wild, wigged-out giddy dub version of the title tune that steals the show.