Hes back After slapping us upside our heads with Decembers loose-stringed wide-screened Cross Pendant, Cologne's Jonathan Kasper returns to Pets with two more unique full-bodied house grooves. In-keeping with the releases that have since come our way on KX and Upon You, once again both Strout and Roundhouse genuinely sound like nothing else being made right now. Both unashamedly distinctive, both refusing to kowtow to current or past trends. We guarantee you wont hear anything like these elsewhere. Strout gets the motor running with a fuzzy lo-fi bass groove and spacious rhythmic elements allowing just enough space for a lilting arpeggio to cut through and build the tension. Fresh percussion is softly introduced as the unkempt bass undulates and a steady feedback line warps and wrangles the mind. Nodding introspectively like a Death In Vegas track covered by Tiefschwarz, new dimensions await those who lock in for the duration. Roundhouse continues the full immersion experience and kicks as hard as youd hope it to; whomping, stamping, strings-a- twanging, kicks-a- banging, its a straight-up party track wrapped in psychedelic whooshes that fly out from the centre directly into the leftfield. Fun, poky and memorable Make no mistakes, Kaspar will be ghosting the Pets halls once again very, very soon.