Gritty, powerful techno with a spellbinding remix from Wata Igarashi.
The artistic growth that comes from regularly playing to big dance floors can also be heard in her productions, so there's a new confidence and conviction to Liquiddity. As always, the music is moody and melodic, and also gritty and impactful. As if designed with the casual listener (as well as DJs) in mind, there's a satisfying progression. The opening two tracks are heady and building, featuring smooth yet angular acid lines that bring Tin Man to mind. "Nasty II," whose intro follows on directly from the end of the previous track, is perfectly crafted for large, dark, sweaty rooms. The combination of alien melodies, rolling breaks, claps and sirens sounds like it would be overwhelming, but there's a balance and control to the production.
"Eternal Blue" is trippier, before another in-form psychedelic techno master, Wata Igarashi, delivers the deathblow. If you've heard him play out recently (or if you've listened to his Truancy mix), you may have heard his "Crossing Remix" of "Eternal Blue," a churning, arpeggiated monster that's one of his most intense and powerful tracks yet. It's a clear highlight and will probably—and deservedly—get the most attention, but this EP has no weak moments.