After first appearing on Mad Hatter Recordings' White Rabbit Project EP, with his track Cocktails at Matte's, Manchester's Rob 'Bunto' Bunting unleashes his debut album, Good Looking delivering a varied yet seamless blend of Techno.
Influenced by the likes of Dubfire and DJing at Sankeys, this collection draws heavily on Bunto's personal experiences, after which all the tracks are named.
Opener, Foreign Comedy, is a sparse, jaunty affair, which evokes holiday memories of hanging out with friends. The mood shifts on This my music, with its eerie slowed vocal sample playing out like a chilled out Josh Wink. This in turn provides a stark contrast to the glitchy, industrial stylings of the titular track, Good Looking.
Variety is the spice of life and Bunto's varied experiences come across in the variety of sounds he employs, with each track evoking a different memory for his listener. Hit Me buzzes and stutters its way into your brain, whilst Thrills & Chills cleverly layers a 90s sounding UK garage vocal over a tech beat.
Closing off the collection is Par To The Par, based on a friend who mimics and impersonates him. An experience that Bunto deftly incorporates into the track, with its almost mocking vocal sample front and centre, as the track swells and ebbs underneath.
The album is backed with mixes by some of Manchester's finest including, Caine N Anians, Beatmode, Tempered DJs and Melodic.