Canadian John Varuhin returns once more to his Clyde Records imprint with more minimal techno. ‘Deliverance’ comes a year after the ‘Bunker’ EP on his newly formed imprint which picked up support for the Vancouver-based artist from the likes of Laurent Garnier, Luke Slater and Danny Daze.
John is someone who likes to make field recordings, and in the studio has a sound that is clean and sharp with plenty of hi fidelity details. Opener 'Denial' is a deep techno roller that is stripped right back to a taut rubber kick, then an eerie piano motif is left to roll up top.
'Wetware' is another open space but for watery sounds, a grinning lead that sweeps across the track and pinging kicks that aim to make you move. Third track, ‘Accept Your Fate’, is a hard hitting, deep and tense techno cut that aims to lock you into a real state of hypnosis, and has synth hooks keeping you there for the elongated duration.
'Deliverance' closes the EP with warm sub bass down low, barely-there drums driving you along and spooky vocals, drips and glitches detailing the groove.
It’s out 8 October.