Michael Lovatt – Binary Emotions (Ricochet Records)

Michael Lovatt returns with his second EP for Ricochet and its even deeper than 2014’s Attractor, with colder pads, silkier legato, choppier hats and bouncier FM kicks leading the hypnosis.

Classic drum machines mingle with modern minimal textures in Waves, slowing to a subtle 101bpm swing for the pounding downtempo of Pulse.

The warm darkness of Reduction contrasts Michael’s surgical grooves against a snarling, spacious bass wash. Binary Emotion ends things on a high with more classic synth work, taking on a melodic electronica slant to bring us back from the depths. London’s Muni Manuka follows with a choppy resequencing of Waves, and San Francisco minimal guru Marshall Watson delivers an even more uplifting take on Reduction.

Release date 12.10.2015

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