Voyager, a new London label, is an offshoot of The Crescent, set up as a platform for house, techno and ambient explorations. Its first release is from Georgian producer HVL, whose radiant take on deep house first surfaced in January, via German label Rough House Rosie.
Across all three tracks, HVL keeps the framework sturdy and the decór airy. On "Flats," the crispness of the kicks and resonant hum of the bass cut through the various layers, giving a strong groove to the breezier elements. "Whirlpool" is more muffled, yet as percussive licks and the protruding bassline romp above the synths below, it develops purpose and personality. "Searching" dials things back down, keeping the groove dubby beneath fluttering flashes and ethereal buzz.
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Tracklist: HVL - Flats EPA Flats