Following on from Matt Flores & Meike Rath’s well-received ‘Richter Method’ in July, Cinematic Recordings’ 5th EP this year comes courtesy of the Tokyo-based duo, Fumihiro Hoshi and Tadac.
Arriving in ‘08 via Shin Nishimura’s iconic Plus imprint, Fumihiro Hoshi has steadily proved to be an influential figure in Japan’s increasingly watched tech-house scene, while this 3-track EP marks Tadac’s first major release. Earlier this year, after hearing Cinematic boss Soy Mustafa’s ‘Return Of Anunnaki’ EP, the Japanese duo approached the North London-based label with a handful of tracks they felt were creatively aligned. Despite a comprehensive schedule already in the pipeline, Soy promptly signed the duo.
Entropic and atmospheric, the EP’s immersive title track contrasts the sensibilities of contemporary dub-techno against the deeper end of the late-90s techno scene via a wash of low-end pulses and ethereal trance overtones. Over on the flip, the tighter-coiled ‘New Horizon’ and ‘Beyond The Cloud’ continue to blur the lines between techno and deep house in a manner reminiscent of Kompakt’s early stylings and Donato Dozzy’s ongoing ‘Voices From The Lake’ project.