AKRA - TunnelVision
Almost exactly a year ago, Nick Woolfson, under the Akra alias, inaugurated Teng with Akrasounds Vol.1. Seven releases later and the imprint has carved itself out a respectable corner in the realm of atmospheric house. "TunnelVision" sees Akra revisit murkier atmospheres for the first time since last year's "Dust To Dirt." Setting doleful synths over a mild beat, the opening hints at temperate techno, before dramatic chords vivify the mood, making for the producer's most striking track to date. Matthias Voigt, returning after his outing as Mias Void on the fifth Teng release, modifies the track for the peak time crowd through thick kicks and a romping bassline. Iron Curtis sticks closer to Akra's template, throwing in chants and acid tweaks that cover it in a slightly freakish film. The impassioned core remains, however, seeing out an altogether gripping release.
Tue / 2
A1 TunnelVision (Original Mix)
A2 TunnelVision (Matthias Vogt Remix)
B TunnelVision (Iron Curtis Chant Mix)