Hatikvah, a production duo pairing Florian Schirmacher and Helmut Ebritsch, does deep dubby techno in a way that has certainly been done before but always stands at the ready to feast on any given moment. Over a steady metronomic tap slathered with warm, rich pads, "Big Mind" (from the duo's 2010 album Synchronicity) plays as a meditation, with spoken vocals murmuring trails of oblique messages: "sitting at the seaside"…"sharing time"…"through my veins"…"I was free"…"deeper and deeper." "Daedalos" doles out a short spurt of chiming keyboard chords before "Unforgettable" ups the tempo considerably, leaning a deep throb into a sort of mellow house saunter and stretching out over 13 minutes.
The running time gives "Unforgettable" a leisurely lean, with little in the way of change over the course of it but a sense of intimacy that grows more and more warm, thanks in part to close-miked vocals that sound like inner thoughts escaped through a thin crack. A Jägeramann & Zuckermann remix treads lightly over very similar terrain, with a slightly more electronicized sound that drops about halfway through into a deep bassline groove. It's heavier and more suited for the floor, but there's a sense of secrecy about it just the same.
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Tracklist: Hatikvah - Big Mind EP A1 Big Mind
Digital: Unforgettable (Jagermann & Zuckermann’s Want-To-Love Remix)