A juicy hook-up between two synth-loving techno artists.
It should be said that although synths link them, Igarashi's techno is broader, with more space afforded for introspection and subtly, while Voiski seems most at home when he's elegantly thumping it out. If we accept these sweeping summaries, it may be said that 9719 is dressed in a style slightly closer to Igarashi. Notice, for instance, how "Pomme," an EP highlight, creeps, dip and swells. Or how "Pronom" has the poise of a dewy meadow. Flip the record and Voiski's trance influences begin to emerge. "Regex" is a bundle of joy and energy, peaking with a crescendo of colour that reminded me of Italo disco. '90s prog trance could be an influence on "Riff," but I suspect Igarashi and Voiski were more excited by bouncing off each other's abundant skill sets, which shine on 9719, than emulating the past.