Since 2000 Echoplex, the Polish born Peter Sliwinski, has released truly pioneering, atmospheric and soulful techno, appearing on his own Soleil label, or Synewave amongst many others. This triumphant return to the limelight comes in the form of three stand out tracks. A-side cut 'The Soft Planet' gyrates to a slamming hi-tech broken beat, a purist and well controlled atmosphere-track, full of details and refined advanced sounds. 'The VS Theme' moves into driving 44 mode, while maintaing Echoplex's rich sound palette, warm Detroit-vibes keys and full-spectrum high-end production. The B-side is then completed with the more submerged tones of 'The Reaction'; taking a hypnotic, side-angle snapshot of the deeper, more abstract places inside his classic producer's headspace. Each track is rich in colour and detail, well balanced and elegantly sequenced. Simply essential, timeless techno from one of the underground's finest.