A Sagittariun returns on his Elastic Dreams imprint with a new EP that finds ‘the Archer’ in full techno mode. Since its launch at the end of last year, Bristol’s Elastic Dreams has been making a name for itself with its own take on the underground sound of house, techno and electronica. At the heart of that success has been the music of label boss A Sagittariun whose previous singles ‘The Circle Stops Somewhere’ and ‘Carina’ have received critical acclaim and support from key DJs such as Francois K, Ripperton, Huxley and Lawrence to name just a few.
Now he’s back with a new EP, ‘Born Under 22 Stars’ featuring three new cuts, plus a digital exclusive. The release gets going with ‘Wind Tunnel’, a slice of pulsating techno that journeys deep into the realms of hypnotic electronica with its filtered and effected stabs and insistent throbbing bass, quality stuff. Next up is ‘Cyrranus 247’ which takes things further into the techno realm with a percussive workout that has an intense old school feel to it. Penultimate cut ‘West of Ophiuchus’ is an epic ten and a half minute, potential floor filler that certainly takes its time to get going, but bursts into a beat midway through, soaring the BPM against a backdrop of deep keys and enveloping harmonics, think early works by the likes of Planetary Assault Systems and Dave Angel. To add to the three vinyl cuts there is a digital only exclusive entitled ‘Somewhere In Montpelier’ which is perhaps the most simplistic of tracks here, a looping groove marrying tight bass and percussion with Detroit inspired ‘pads’. Out 14th May.