Having carved out a space in the dub leaning minimal house end of the music spectrum spclnch now return for their seventh vinyl release by way of this fine four track VA. Tracks come from Kooscha, Ludowick, Altone, and Tm Shuffle & Tapani Rinne and the result is an unmissable array of deep cuts.
Leading out at the top of the release is Australian artist Kooscha and his trademark dub deepness on “Hypotrochoid” sets an early tone for this VA in style. Whipping sound effects reverberate around rattling percussion and deep paddy sub bass tones until a timely breakdown produces an impactful drop back into the satisfying groove. A regular face, Ludowick joins the party next with “Poverty Point” and his atmospheric dubby style is right at home on spclnch. The simplicity is most definitely the strong point of this bomb and each element of the track is finely tuned to have maximum impact on the deepest of floors.
Flipping over to side B and Altone switches things up with the stuttering grooves of “Obsession”. Blown out synths tumble and fall around thudding drums with the right amount of movement to ensure the unorthodox rhythms remain the right side of wonky. Completing the offering is Tm Shuffle and Tapani Rinne’s deep houser “Obsession”. Not to be confused with the track that proceeds it, this is an upbeat groover that leans heavily on crunchy beats and a bitter sweet evolving reeded synth and the tight production make this the perfect twilight session soundtrack.