Review: Fresh from conjuring up fresh remixes of Sabres of Paradise classic "Lick Wid Nit Wit", A Sagittariun returns to his Elastic Dreams label with more floor-focused techno alchemy. As with much of the Bristol-based veteran's work, A-side "The Golden Apple" is a no-nonsense affair, where psychedelic electronics and sparkling, ambient techno style melodic refrains slowly rise above a tough-as-teak groove. "Blue Lotus", on the other hand, makes heavy percussion the star of the show, with layered, broken tribal percussion and feverish tropical noises wrapping themselves around a slipped, mind-altering kick-drum pattern. As for flipside "Liebe Tanzen", it's a sweaty, retro-futurist peak-time treat that sits somewhere between Robert Hood, vintage Detroit techno and the psychedelic '90s UK techno that's always been one of A Sagittariun's greatest influences.
Review: Since 2011, or what we could describe as the rebirth of vintage electronic music and the muddled, increasingly convoluted evolution of 'bass' music, Nick Harris aka A Sagittariun has been providing our charts, and the wider scene, with consistently high levels future-proof techno. Slightly Ajar is his third release of 2017 already, and it comes through on his own Elastic Dreams imprint with a squadron of deep and effortlessly mesmerizing electronic shapes. "Stingray" opens with an ocean of euphoric pads and industrial rhythms coming together as one, and is followed elegantly by the much deeper, more reflective broken patterns of "Burning Crystal". On the B-side, "An Infinite Number Of Possibilities" kicks the gears into motion with a much bouncier, club-centric techno groove filled with surreal melodies, and "720 Degrees" buries a load of bleeps into a hypnotic bundle of sci-fi sonics for total dancefloor domination. Effective and ultra-sleek - the lot of them!