Arovane & Synkro - Refractive

Arovane & Synkro – Refractive

“Here’s something to set the pulse racing: a first collaborative EP from underground electronica veterans Arovane (AKA German producer Uwe Zahn) and Synkro (Brit studio don Joe McBride). Fittingly, showcased tracks sound like they could have been featured on an Apollo release from the mid-1990s, rather than late 2018. Check, for example, opener “New Dawn”, where Manna-ish ambient chords and twinkling melodies rise above a hybrid IDM/experimental D&B groove, or the classic, Selected Ambient Works-era Aphex Twin loveliness of “Facing North”. Some may hear echoes of Boards of Canada is the blissfully melodious and rhythmically jaunty “Rhizome”, while “AspenA” would not have felt out of place on an early Biosphere album. In other words, this is a superb EP of retro-futurist electronica.”

1. New Dawn (05:31)
2. Facing North (04:59)
3. Rhizome (05:00)
4. AspenA (05:14)

2 votes, average: 4.00/5

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