Synthek's platform STK joins Natch Records, giving the whole back catalogue of Verse Series I-II-III released on 2016 in 3 parts vinyl 12".
'Escape from Reality' as first track, goes down as a bleeping submarine, deep diving into underwater caves where a slow and hypnotic rhythm reverberates through ears and mind. Second cut 'Alchemy' continues the interdimensional explorations, and after long intro, it gradually detaches from the surface reaching a leaden sky. Drums and claps alternates on a soundscape of constant roars, holding the track in a steady mesmerizing jingle. The B-side opens with 'Found Myself', edgy broken beat with a stronger and more club-oriented dynamism which finds its best shot in the last cut 'Chain Reaction'. A ravishing synthline drives through tribalesque drums, snares and thunderclaps to close the record with a mystic vibe.
Verse II follows the same path of the first STK release, but here Synthek 's sounds and synths get definitely way more mental and weird. InGrid is opening the record with a chilled-out concoction of dusty drums and reverberating claps gradually dynamized by countless swarms of sharp hi-hats. The A-side closes with the stripped out Arrange where gliding wipers interrupt moments of epic atmosphere. The flipside sounds dreamy and bright with A New Journey fluctuating drums and heavenly ambiences that shiver along pulsating sirens. The emotional dancefloor anthem SelfTalk close the record with thumpin ' beats invaded and embraced by uplifting melodies. All-in-all a solid and diverse release who gives an appropriate overview of Synthek contemporary style.
Delivering Verse III, Synthek concludes the first trilogy on his newborn imprint STK, showing once again is unrestricted approach to modern techno, which spans from bleeping offbeats to more stompin' and melodic tracks. 'Distress Mode' opens the record with a slow and solemn intro, ripped off by broken beats and obsessive bleeps, which escalate quickly into sonic madness. 'Diverse' closes the Aside with a somehow funked out mood, sounding causal at first, but recomposing once hihats break in, into a slick syncopate cut. The flipside is definitely more club oriented, opening with 'Reflection', where heavy beats and haunting melodies build up ceaselessly momentum. Last minimalistic cut : 'The End' finalises the release with propulsive rhythms designed to twist the dancefloor.