A year after his first release on the label, German deepsmith Sven Weisemann is back with a sophomore effort entitled Separate Paths. Down for his moody outings on labels like Mojuba and Telrae, this new four track affair continues to mark out the man behind it as a master of atmosphere.
‘Dopamine Antagonist’ is way below the surface, with soft drums encouraging you to get loose as radiant pads smear and stretch in all directions. The groove seems to float in mid air and subtle melodies drift by like half remembered thoughts. ‘Cascading Lights’ is another warmed and dubbed out affair, but this time with a gentle electro lilt that is filled with the promise of an early morning walk on a spring day. Exquisite synth work makes it an emotional affair, but then ‘Maori Octopus’ drops back down into a reserved and insular dub techno groove that is delicately detailed with little rays of light, watery ripples and tiny traces of electricity. Head music that also makes your body move, the EP closes with ‘Separate Paths’, a nearly beatless, slow motion affair that suspends you in an underwater cave and showcases Sven’s knack for intricate and cinematic sound design. It may only be four tracks long, but this EP truly takes you on a journey somewhere far away from this world.