Riley Reinhold - Lights In My Eyes
He's been playing, making and releasing records since around 1990, but this is actually Traum boss Reinhold's first full solo release – no time like the present etc etc. 'Lights In My Eyes' is a very simple but quite beautiful record, made up of less sounds than the average Coldcut drum loop, but it's beautifully executed. The crawling kick, dubby bassline and linear structure hint at Basic Channel, but the warmth and colour that define the track are definitely Cologne. Eno-esque ambient washes and gently pulsing chords and synths ebb and flow throughout the seven-minutes, resulting in an addictive, hypnotic experience that'll leave you in a zen-like state. Unfortunately, the b-side is a bit of a non-event - a murky tool of alien transmissions that does little for eight minutes.