Release Date: Apr 29, 2016
Record label: Elastic Dreams
Genre(s): Electronic, House, Techno, Pop/Rock, Club/Dance, Left-Field House, Ambient Techno
The music of Bristol’s A Sagittariun might evoke misty-eyed memories of the early ’90s UK dance scene, if you were there. And if you weren’t, then its relation to the era’s prime ambient and techno cuts, to monumental records by Aphex Twin, LFO or The Orb will make you wish you had been. But for all their rave era signifiers and sonic intertextuality, the way this mysterious artist’s tracks most relate to that epoch is in their non-conformity.
As with his debut full-length Dream Ritual and his dozen or so EPs, anonymous techno artist A Sagittariun's second album Elasticity is an ambitious, cosmically minded work of vivid free-form electronic music. He seems to be overflowing with ideas and inspiration, and his tracks include plenty of reference points, from tough industrial beats to smooth '80s R&B keyboards to spacy Krautrock ambience (all of which appear on opening track "Architect of Your Existence"). His blippy acid techno synth lines and ticking drum-machine rhythms show reverence to early-'90s U.K.
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