Next up on Greek label Lower Parts is a fierce EP from the one and only DJ Stingray, who serves up one of his strongest releases in a while and, at the same time, marks his comeback with a bang. Featuring a remix by Athens talent Kon001, who Stingray has been meaning to release for years and who got personally handpicked by him for this assignment, the EP’s titles tell us of the Detroit man’s interest in science, biology and evolution and covers plenty of musical styles. Stingray has won plenty of acclaim with serious releases on labels like Naked Lunch, Bleep and Itinerant Dub. He wastes no time here in nailing down a nervy techno groove on ‘Acetylcholine’, with its hurried kicks, electro synths and slithering bass lines all racing along as you do the same. Dendrite is then a half time, lurching number with serious dub weight and serene synths that manages to be beautiful and brutal at the same time. On the flip, ‘eRbB4’ is a slick, journeying bit of electro-techno with real soul and emotion in its bones, before Kon001 does Stingray proud with a dynamic, spangled remix that is metallic and reflective, groovy and evocative. This is a killer release from Stingray and is yet another fine offering from Lower Parts.
a1. DJ Stingray 313 - Acetylcholine
a2. DJ Stingray 313 - Dendrite
b1. DJ Stingray 313 - ERBB4
b2. DJ Stingray 313 - ERBB4 (Kon001 Remix)
Greek label Lower Parts is back with a cinematic new EP from Athenean artist Ioannis Savvaidis. Influenced by his love of old school computer programming, all four tracks are live jams made with classic Yamaha machinery from the nineties.
Form start to finish this is an absorbing ambient release that transports the listener into the world of science fiction. Gently unfolding and expanding in all directions, Savvaidis invites you to cut loose and get lost in your own mind. Some are tracks darker and more foreboding, some are airy and heavenly, but all together the EP acts as a movie lived out in the mind.
a1.GE 645 - Mainframe Computers
a2. IEEE - 802
b1. IBM - 2870
b2. NSA - Trusted Networks