ASC - The Farthest Reaches (2016)
Label: Auxiliary | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 50:54 min | 117 mb
Electronic, Ambient, IDM, Dub Techno
The extensively prolific ASC continues his stealthy tack towards ambient techno mutations with superb results in The Farthest Reaches. He may well have just cracked the elusive code that binds techno and D&B’s mutually exclusive DNA with these four tracks. They all operate at, or around 130bpm, yet somehow feel more like we’re moving to some rolling and halfstepping momentum. We’ll leave it to the producers to work out just WTF he’s up to, but can safely say it works beautifully with the swimming hydraulic velocity of Ceres and the effortless sweeping motion of Arc whilst Exoplanet channels those elliptical contours into a subtler, barely-there presence of systolic bass thrum and vast atmospheric dimensions.