After earning his stripes under the tutelage of the mighty Distance on Chestplate for the past four years, Sleeper steps out on his jacks with an impressive three-tracker. ‘Check It’ and ‘Operator Dub’ are two sludgy, molten morphs of halfstep pressure, but it’s on ‘Too Close’ where he hits all the right notes; tribal, weighty, complex. Confident start from the Coventry lad.
Psychemagik and Richard Norris offer their services on this spacey disco tribute to the first Russian cosmonaut.
NIBC's brilliantly stabby 'Love Lesson' gets further lessons in love from Ian Pooley, Hans Berg and Tuff City Kids (Gerd Janson and Lauer). The latter is quite superb.
What's not to love here — French luminary Etienne De Crecy's late night electro anthem 'You' picked apart and re-tooled with extra pianos by the one and only Todd The God. Solid.