- Release Date 2019-06-21
- Label Stroboscopic Artefacts
- Catalog SATOTEM004
Title track The Light Touch is perhaps one of Shifted's more idiosyncratic pieces. Instantly recognisable with it's heavily granular finish and subtle shifts in delay and reverb composition, the track is rich with groove and moves relentlessly across it's five minute run time. Seel showcases the artist's talent for building tension with minimal elements - built around a single warping lead, noise tracks drift in and out of the mix to generate effective builds and subtle releases. EP closer, Mixen, riffs on it's predecessor's approach but strips back the percussive elements further and ups the ante with searing drone signals rising up above the lead sequence driving the track.
As ever, Brewer's musical output looks to the heart of the genre - remaining true to purist sensibilities that favour economy of sonic components and studio prowess over unnecessary fanfare, but all the while forging new ground & refining a genuinely personal aesthetic. A powerful debut on a label in fine form that represents some of the best of the British artist's work.