“Gstaad” opens up the EP with a rolling bassline attached to a warm, round kick drum. Bidoben progressively injects tightly grooved drums and whispered vocal snippets to fill out the fundamentals of the track while keeping things moving with a plethora of eerie FX soundscapes. Altogether, the elements create a dark, warehouse dancefloor destroyer.
“Hiding In Time” follows the opener with another massive kick and bass combo—this time with a wide open stereo field full of larger synth reverbs that could fill out any size venue. Not breaking down the elements until over halfway through, the track gives off a constant infusion of energy aided by some evocative transition FX.
Entering the B-side, “Hyperblue” offers another dose of trippy female vocal snippets, taking on the melodic duties of the track. A more relentless low end keeps your body in constant motion, while the gifted up-and-coming Moroccan talent dynamically changes up the drum patterns at will. Heavily reverberating elements give off a unique sense of space that glues everything together and fills out the mix down.
“Soft Milieu” concludes the new release with a minimal vibe thanks to shorter reverbs and dryer synth sounds. What ensues is a psychedelic journey that takes you on an otherworldly trip while keeping your feet stomping. Evolving the bassline and synths as the track progresses keeps things interesting while off-beat snares pile onto the zestfulness of the track. An excellent ending to a top-notch release for the Truncate label.
Full of no-nonsense techno and perfectly primed for the dancefloor, “Couloir Des Insomnies” is available on most streaming and digital platforms.
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