15th May 2020
vinyl, download & streaming
Ben Sims Symbolism Ltd imprint opens its 2020 account with the four-track Nunchi EP from Shelter resident, Juan Sanchez.
Dropping late-March, Nunchi sees the Format Records boss continue to indulge his love of the sort of stripped-down, powerful dance-floor techno which has won him support from the likes of Marcel Dettmann, Luke Slater and Oscar Mulero.
Across Nunchi Sanchez creates grooves engaging enough to carry unhurried, hypnotic arrangements with maximum energy. From the titular openers nifty use of enveloping to unleash (and tame) its main riff to the more layered approach of Manja, Sanchez is firmly in control of tension here. The density of elements is notched up in the tearing Massenzusammensto (translated: massive pile-up) before the altogether sparser LAB04 closes out the EP with subtle, spaced-out melodies and a gloriously erratic bit of classic stab action.
Digital-only cut ‘Signs’ closes out the ‘Nunchi EP’ with some high-tech, jazz-inflected deepness of the finest order.
Full Track Streaming:
“at De Marktkantine | September 2020”
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