Canada’s My Favorite Robot Records welcomes another home talent to the label in the form of Mateo Murphy, who deliver his own truly serene take on techno.
Montrealer Mateo Murphy has a fine discography dating back to 1999 with Eps and album on a wealth of label from Tronic to Turbo, Underwater to Relentless and of course the ever excellent My Favorite Robot Records. He has a journeying techno style that is elegant and full of artfully crafted synths and here makes a welcome return to the scene.
This new single is part of the label’s 10th anniversary releases and closes out a year which has seen music from the likes of Satoshi Tomiie, Jori Hulkkonen, Rework, Speaking Minds, Fairmont and the My Favorite Robot duo themselves.
Opener ‘Dimensions’ is a nine-minute deep techno opus built on rubbery drums and brooding bass. Sci-fi sounds colour the airwaves while broad, rasping synths bring a sense of tension and suspense to the adventurous track.
Then comes the majestic ‘Rise’, a more edgy and spacey techno track with a sense of paranoia in the swirling pads, while the driving drums carry you off into an astral sky. It’s expansive, thoughtful stuff that also makes you move.
Last of all, ‘Tides’ is the deepest of the lot, cocooning you in muffled, dubby baselines. A microcosm of distant pads drifts by and the whole thing is perfectly cerebral.
This is a classy EP of timeless and futuristic techno that really takes you somewhere.