Tokyo touch down: Ovum welcomes one of Japans most consistent techno producers in recent years RyogoYamamori.
The man behind the well-respected 951 imprint and a DJ schedule that frequently sees him demonstratingdark strategies from Korea to Canada, Ryogo makes his Ovum debut with a tight tech triptych. Crisp,penetrative and wholly uncompromised, each cut is detail designed for the dancefloor.
We ignite with the vibrant hypnosis of "Hasu". Its literal translation of lotus means everything; from a sturdystem of filtered hook insistency, grainy kicks and nutrient-rich bass, a bright sonic flower blooms in every direction.
"Overwork" follows: A lean mean groove machine galvanised by a woozy 808 that bubbles ominously.Occasionally dropping into a detuned pool of paranoia, our senses are heightened by metallic alien stabs thatrise gradually and, at points, menacingly.
Proceedings are brought to a heightened warehouse-ready climax as we conclude with "Re-Source". An angular acid track that taps deep into the Ovum genus, it hits with timeless class as minimal elements make themaximum impact; a spiked out acid riff, thunderous kicks and precision-placed rifle-like claps ensure the fullphysical tech experience.
From blooming tech house to late night warehouse nihilism by way of lightning strike peaktime grooves, Ryogohas indeed delivered the holy tech trinity here. Let us know what you think....
DJ Support from: Josh Wink, Magda, Ambivalent, Ame, Nic Fanciulli, Anja Schnedier, Harry Romero, Marc Romboy, Catz n Dogz, Breach, The Hacker and more!