Review: Ted Amber first surfaced with an impressive 12" on minimal lynchpin Botanic Minds back in 2018. Now he's back on Romana with a new joint that maintains a seductively deep mood throughout, but still knows how to jack where it counts. The undulating synth tones of "808" get carried through to Magnus Asberg's ranging, steady building remix, while TIJN creates a delicate and detailed tapestry out of the ingredients to complete the set. For classy and consistent variations on a warm, mellow house theme, look no further than this deeply satisfying drop from the Romana crew.
Review: The second release on Romana finds Magnus Asberg getting an extended remix treatment from Dudley Strangeways on the A side, as "Tape" gets contorted and mutated over 12 minutes for a perfect, hypnagogic trip. The original of "Tape" has its own share of wobbly weirdness going on, but it's framed by a more pronounced beat for livelier moments on the floor. "Porta Rain" keeps the modular tinkering up too, with a wild lead line that will dig right into your grey matter as it wraps itself around another stout groove.