Having offered us gems (and pearls) on the likes of Revolution, TFU and Green Fetish, Australian techno spellbinder Sly Faux takes a giant leap to MOOD with three of his most immersive creations to date. Not just a clever name, Sly Faux is a savvy atmosphere technician, too. This is evident the moment the twinkling starlit intro of the EP title track ignites, gradually easing us into his dark, misty textures with a subtle sense of theatre. Dynamically developing in momentum throughout, it’s the perfect set opener. A MOOD enhancer, perhaps.
Flexing a more forthright sense of dark euphoria, ‘Hashes Of Eight’ is a thriving, driving peaktime cut. Armed with a persistent timeless hook, barbed vocal, yearning chords lilting sternly in the background and a pumping drum arrangement, it’s the type of track you can build a whole sequence around with emotional effect.