'Cristal Garden' is an insistent loop of videogame notes which energise an array of noises and spacy melodies. Expect to hear this rocking a somewhat twisted floor mid-set soon.
'Little Moon' has housier percussion and a pushing feel with mad scientist pads and effects raising the tension around a bassline of deeper fibre. One for later intelligent floors.
But it's 'The Cloudpainter' that truly shines: funky rattling percussion, a subtle bassline, stabs of a silvery-phased pad - this track is one to keep the smiles on the faces of demanding punters in the final stretches of the night.
Triple-O have been making forward thinking house for a while now but it's nice to see them avoiding another obvious pass at currently fashionable electrohouse or minimal. Already home to a roster of rising stars, they must be well chuffed to have an old hand like Robert Babicz on board moving their sound in new directions.
Sun / 30 Apr 2006