Review: Len Faki's imprint now presents another fine release by Amsterdam's functional techno expert Jeroen Search with more cyclical peak time weapons on the Time Signature EP. "Da Capo" actually sees Search serve up some deeper and dubbier techno that takes its cues from classic Basic Channel while "Dal Segno" is full of suspense and tension allowing the track to build within a sense of mystery with its nefarious chords. On the flip it sounds a bit more like the Dutch producer we have come to know; like on the furious and adrenalised bleep techno of "Eight Four" while the title track goes for something more dramatic and soulful; with its evocative strings and elaborate rhythm programming that takes its cues from the Motor City sound.
Review: Stretched across three slabs of wax, Jeroen Search's "Monism" is as much a statement of intent as it is a suitably grandiose debut album. Like much of the Dutch producer's work, the majority of the material on show is the product of straight-to-tape improvisations with limited live editing. As a result, the 13-track set feels fluid, atmospheric and immediate, with the long-serving studio buff sashaying between spacey ambient soundscapes, shuffling deep techno, hypnotic peak-time workouts, crunchy and percussive club tools, Boards of Canada style IDM, Retro-futurist Low Countries slammers (see the old school R&S Records feel of "The One", creepy experimental electronica and leisurely dub techno explorations.