Tim Jackiw

“Vanishing Point”

7SR034 scanZoom inLabelSeventh Sign Recordings
Cat. No.7SR034
Format12
Orders fromMon, 11 Oct 2021
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Review

Ukrainian/Australian producer and musician Tim Jackiw’s techno heart beats strongly on this hugely impressive EP that also takes inspiration from the more classically-leaning great 20th century composers like Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream. An obvious talent, his highly musical approach is evident across this record. His is a rich, deep, melodic style which pulsates into play on the record’s opener, ‘Crimea’ where swooping strings and stabs swirl their way round a direct and pulsating electro-patterned bass in a quite masterful piece. Next up ‘Oculus’, with its slight change of pace, weaves together brittle synth melodies, sweet 808 cowbells and a deep insistent bass line, morphing into an emotive string-led climax, rounding off a fantastic A side. On the flip surging pads envelope a funky, solid bassline on “Element 115″ and within a minute we’re into a techno dream, pulling us along with its frenetic beat. Closing things is the subaquatic beauty of “Wisteria” at first a deep, gentle turn but then accented with a wonderful, gnarly bass line, pulling the soaring beauty of the music into an impossibly funky, danceable groove. High quality music for the mind and body; a masterful turn from one of techno’s true talents.

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