Review: For its seventh release, southern Italians Obscura Music return to welcome exciting new talents and core label acts. Head honchos Agents Of Time venture down an electro route with "East Coast", as do the ever impressive London Modular Alliance on the hypnotic "Buck One". Man of the moment Aussie Jensen Interceptor channels classic Drexciyan aesthetics on "Manix" before homeboys and label staples Hiver come through with the slinky and hypnotic tech house of "Stasys" and Detroit veteran Kris Wadsworth makes a surprising appearance with some slow burning minimalism displayed on closer "Abroad".
Review: Amandra is a French producer, who with partner Ovend runs Ahrpe: a record label founded in 2014. Other than that, he's fresh of a killer split EP on Konstrukt with grey area specialist ASC, in addition to an appearance for Spanish imprint Semantica. His second full length entitled 'Dame De Bahia' comes courtesy of Obscura, run by Southern Italian power trio Agents Of Time. A collection of lush and hypnotic tracks that dwell on the deeper end of techno spectrum yet creating a cohesive whole - a compelling listen overall. Highlights include the dry and broken analogue jitter of "Polichinela" which calls to mind the work of Sebastian Mullaert (wait until that acid comes creeping in), the transcendental tribalism of the title track would make even Refracted stand up and notice, while the downbeat trance induction of "Matisa Anse" will have you levitating in no time.