DeWalta’s Meander imprint is a sure thing of quality that its almost otherworldly. Each release screams top drawer minimalism and each artist that appears on the German imprint closely adheres to this mandate.
Delivering the 29th EP is Swiss hotshot Alci, no stranger to these pages his bassline heavy, groove-laden bombs rarely leave the bags of the big hitters and his ‘Can’t Dance’ 4 tracker sees Alci in full on minimal jacking form. Heading straight to A2 ‘Sonsuz Seconds’ wastes no time at all in introducing the deep rounded bassline that will be the crux of the track and indeed the record. Modular pops and glitches circle round the punchy drum programming while a thinned-out synth stab fades in and out of the mix.
Backtracking to the start of the record title track ‘Can’t Dance’ is a much more heads-down affair with the bassline only being interrupted momentarily by the pitched-down vocal breakdown. Flipping over to B1 ‘Kelime Bir’ finds the mood shift slightly towards deeper emotions but still retaining the abstract minimal elements. Closing out the record is ‘Kelime Iki’ that treads similar ground to that of B1 but with pitched vocals and that all-important bassline funking away in the background.
The sure-fire Can’t Dance’ EP from Alci is already in the shops but you better be quick as there are only a few copies left at decks.de.