Review: The Aussies seem to be going gaga for Rominimal sounds at the moment, particularly on the sunny shores of Sydney. First was the Lokomotiv label and now Unic, who are into their fourth release and it's by Bucharest hero Vlad Arapasu. Formerly one half of Dubsons, he's had a slew of killer releases in recent times for the likes of Eastenderz, Atipic and Subtil. "Vesica Piscis EP" features three typically rolling and hypnotic cuts aimed squarely at main room dancefloors: from the heady and bass-driven banger of the title track on the A side which makes for a sturdy DJ tool across its glorious 10 minute duration. On the flip, it's all about getting weird and trippy at the afterhours on the disorienting "Witchy Ci" while "Colour Map" goes down a lean and dubby route.
Review: 'Visions' inaugurates Australian imprint Unic. It aims to champion minimalist music, plus seek truly emotive and engaging records, mixes and individuals. This various artists release is a testament to the Sydney based label's commitment to artistry of the highest calibre: from both new and seasoned producers. Featuring Romanian producer Dragutesku (Mood Series/Recordeep) with the tripped-out and hypnotic bliss of "Fonetic", the always reliable Ukrainian Silat Beksi (who veers away from his trademark breaks-driven style) on the deeply ethereal groove of "Source" and Club Midi (Cluj Napoca) resident RQZ with with the subtle, rolling and totally trance-inducing "Conflicted".