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Planetary Assault Techniques – Devotion – The Playground

There’s one thing about Luke Slater’s techno that feels as if it has advanced past the dancefloor. Because the icon himself has honed in on his craft and sonic sensibilities, layers have been revealed about what precisely makes him, and his 4/4s, tick. He’s obsessed, it appears, with the senses. His techno manages to transcend mere common time sledgehammering by interesting to the tactile and at occasions psychedelic potentialities of techno’s hypnotic pulse. No extra obvious is that this trait than in Slater’s work beneath the Planetary Assault Techniques moniker, a reputation beneath which he’s created a few of his most mesmerising and interstellar work up to now. Final yr’s Sky Scraping is an effective working example, and lends credence to the concept that as PAS, Slater has created a cosmos for him to discover his wildest creativeness. 

Devotion, the brand new EP from Planetary Assault System, principally continues the template laid out by Sky Scraping. Its title monitor was initially launched on that album, however has been reissued right here as a drum sequence masterpiece. Slater leans into toms and 909s, whipping up a propulsive and trance inducing sample which he highlights with trippy vocal samples that slide out and in of the dissonance. The trance-psychedelic influences go deeper on Eden Tide, a beforehand unreleased monitor which appears to be like towards the subaquatic as its alien planet of selection. The monitor is very large. Alongside a present of regular hi-hats, a faculty of wonky acid synths undulate and writhe, bioluminescent orbs of sunshine within the darkness of Slater’s ever rolling depths. It’s extremely evocative and atmospheric, plunging you proper down into its maelstrom. 


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Slater’s two tracks are joined by respective remixes, with L.A’s Truncate sharpening Devotion’s edges for the dancefloor and Berghain resident Barker remodeling Eden Tide. Of the 2, Barker’s is an apparent standout. Nearly a wholly new monitor in of itself, Barker pulls the fantastical from Eden Tide’s darkness and keys in on this. His remix is as moist with lashes of acid squiggles and slipperiness, however he provides Eden Tide a buoyancy and thrum that feels as for those who’re driving on whaleback via a thriving, solar dappled underwater alien world. The juxtaposition between Slater’s abyssal unique and Barker’s melodic twilight zone reinterpretation is gorgeous to expertise again to again, and this journey alone makes the EP a surprisingly satisfying journey. 


Hearken to Eden Tide (Barker Remix) from Devotion under.

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