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Lawrence

Yoyogi Park

7/10

  • Joe Muggs
  • 20 April 2016
Lawrence

It’s no wonder Hamburg’s ultra-subtle techno explorer Peter Kersten forged a relationship with Tokyo label Mule Musiq, the home of understated but devastatingly beautiful grooves. This is the third part of a trilogy of albums and follows 2014’s mostly ambient ‘A Day In The Life’ with similar gravity free chords and caressing textures, but returns to underpinning them with a solid tech-house framework. That works just fine, and there are certainly moments of huge elegance and even dancefloor nirvana here, but the rigidity seems to stifle some of the magic in comparison to the album’s predecessor. It’s really
on tracks such as ‘Simmer’ and ‘Ava, on which electro-funk syncopation replaces the four-to-the-floor, where things take off.

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