- Release Date 2013-07-15
- Label Leena Music
- Catalog LEENA030
Having simmered away at the periphery for quite some time, it would be misguided to say that Acumen is a newcomer, having garnered support from the likes of Richie Hawtin, Laurent Garnier and Loco Dice over the years. He's also proven himself as a proficient selector, with gigs ranging from Berlin's Panorama Bar to Studio 80 in Amsterdam.
The EP's title track goes in strong with a peaktime, tech-house march through bright, single-note chord blasts and a frantic rolling drumbeat that commands the listener to the nearest dancefloor. "Internal Jungle-, on the other hand, combines chunky, low-end grooves with melancholy vocal refrains snatched from the ether, all underpinned by thick, undulating slabs of warm analogue bass. The EP ends on a high with "The Bug-, whose effervescent filtered strings and warm plucks serve to induce a sense of languid euphoria, one which is amplified by a fantastic vocal performance from Ruede Hagelstein.