Berlin based producer Aaaron returns to a rougher and more stripped back approach on this, his latest offering for connected.
Aaaron’s latest EP comes on the heels of some big vocal collaborations on this label, and finds him returning to just his own machines for three tracks of melodic techno with a smoky minimal intensity. Opener ‘Aware’ is a patient seven-minute symphony of singing synths and brooding bass. It’s an intriguing cut that encourages you to follow it down a meandering path as twinkling keys and organic shaker sounds all pepper the groove.
The deep and moving ‘Janus’ is a pure ancestral tension builder and has more elastic, rubbery drum programming setting a mid-tempo tone. Up top, cosmic minded synths do slow dances to occupy your attention and distant drones and pads flesh it out to make for another enthralling piece.
Last of all is the most epic of the lot, the nearly nine-minute ‘Jive’, a bubbling, bristling brew of sci-fi synth lines and gurgling grooves. It’s loose limbed and will mean the dance floor is too as a freaky cosmic trip unfolds and takes you into another dimension.
These are high quality and dramatic tracks as ever from Aaaron and Connected