Next up on the influential Visionquest label is a revered Bucharest duo Vinyl Speed Adjust aka Claudiu-Eduard Balan and Andrei Predoi. This cult pair serve up three essential new cuts that fit in perfectly with the label’s spiritualand heady, stripped back techno sounds, and they follow on nicely from great recent EPs by Visionquest founders Ryan Crosson Shaun Reeves and Deadbeat.
Claudiu-Eduard and Andrei are leading techno makers in their native Romania and have made a name for themselves with their experimental, heavily percussive and intoxicatingly intricate soundscapes on labels like Pressure Traxx, Gilesku Records, Colours in Music and many more. Here they do so once more, and in the process blow all competition out of the water.
'Carpe Diem' opens the EP and is a spine tingling affair with moody pads, rubbery drums and a killer lead synth riff that will really get ‘floors going. The textures are soft, rich and seductive and the overall groove is truly irresistible.
‘Divider’ is higher tempo and pressurised, with scurrying kicks and icy little synths slithering along and soothing your mind, body and soul. It is expertly reduced to its key components and is a master class in sound design as well as infectious groove.
Lastly, ‘Circles From Field’ is a jittery number with metallic snares and buffed metal claps all hurrying along above nicely driven kicks. It is physical yet cerebral and perfectly encapsulates this pair’s attention to detail. Vinyl Speed Adjust is an innovative production pairing from the very vanguard of modern techno, and this exciting new EP proves that once more.
Published: 11th August 2015