Bristol based producer Gilbert steps into the time machine with this wonderful EP that sonically and spiritually connects to the early works of Warp pioneers such as B12, LFO and Speedy J.
First track Ylem starts with a strong kick but is nevertheless a subtle builder that directs you straight to deep space. Shift the Focus, the opener on the flip, may well be the EP’s most suitable track for the (dreamy) dance floor - the cut’s dense melodies and subtle 303 flavours work well with Gilbert’s rhythm section and would slowly but surely draw you into a psychedelic swamp when played in a club. The tracks Lucid Dream and Are We Alone are even a bit more otherworldly and fitted for an armchair listen. A big tip for anyone into layered, mind bending UK techno!
released July 25, 2022
written & produced by Tom Gilbert
line image: Desmond Clarke
supported by 16 fans who also own “Shift the Focus”
Superb material! Deep, lush, spacey sounds executed with a fine ear for arrangement and carefully balanced elements. Some of the tracks remind me of Derek Carr, which for me is a very high compliment. Check it out y'all! Highly recommended. Mammalsounds