Martin-McCormick's Relaxer project has balanced these extremes especially well. The first EP coupled hazy house with techno so fast that only the brashest DJs could play it. V starts with swirling melodies, psychedelic atmospherics and a hurtling sense of motion that drags you through all the strange details and trippy effects. "Blister Pack" offers a broken angle on this by amping up the psychedelics.
Then there's "Stevie," where every shape is distant and hard to make out, as if blanketed in fog. The drums are a soft murmur, pitter-pattering in uneven rhythms like water droplets falling from a ceiling. It underlines the "relaxing" side of Relaxer, a project that makes experimental house feel warm instead of weird. V is due to be the final Relaxer 12-inch. If that means the end of the project entirely, then it's closed on a fine note, with techno so lush that it's cozy.