Revered electronic music veteran Gez Varley AKA G-Man teams up with Lucidflow label boss and Klartraum producer Nadja Lind for a superb 4 track EP of stripped organic techno come house.... Gez Varley AKA G-Man has been a key player on the electronic music scene for over20 years, recording as LFO in the late eighties and early nineties for Warp and going on to build a solo career recording forthelikesofForce Inc, K7, Wir and ofcoursehis own GMR Records. Varley became acquainted with Lucidflow label owner and Klartraum producer, Nadja Lind when she recently took on remix duties for the G-Man classic El Jem. The two hit it off musically and a collaboration was soon on the cards, leading to the recordings of this first EP, entitled G-Catz (apparently the pair are both big fans of feline company). The EP opens up with the wonderfully heady Purr, a stripped yet organic sounding slice of techno that is reminiscent of classic Basic Channel. A subtle pulsing loop runs over taught percussion and swirling FX creating a deep hypnotic vibe that is truly sublime. Next up we continue the cat the medtitling with the excellent Meow, a tightly produced piece of techno/house fusion that builds a solid groove around tough drums,purring keystabs and monophonic bass, simple, understated and quite brilliant. The third cut sees Varley and Lind deliver the brilliant CatNap, a beautifully paced piece of rolling deep techno that uses subtlety and restraint to produce a marvelous piece of electronica that has a tripped out, heads down feel. To finish things off the duo turn a little darker with Ball of Fur, a mesmerizing piece of techno with a slightly menacing air, yet the same deft touch of production that makes this whole EP so outstanding, pure quality! Apparently Varley and Lind have another EP in the pipeline, and if this is anything to go by then we are truly in for a further treat.These recordings were all written and recorded remotely, with the two producers bouncing tracks back and forth between their respective studios, but it is clear that theres a real musical chemistry here; long may it last! --- reviews --- Mark Bell (Shaboom Records): "Love the catnap cut! x" --Terry Francis (Klunk & Zilly, Fabric): love the titles !! like them all purr my fav. very nice! -- Chris Liebing: "Downloading, thanks" -- Omar Salgado: "I love Ball of fur and Catnap. Really nice tracks." -- Ali Khan (kokoro): ""ball of fur" is my favorite of the pack. i will play -- will fit well as a energy boost in some of my dubbier sets. thanx" -- John P. - Westradio.gr: "great tracks...full support..thnx" -- Paul Loraine (Lucidflow, Four:Twenty, Vitalik): "On first listen Ball Of Fur stands out the most for me, but as with all of Lucidflow release the chances are Ill be playing all 4 traxs here... Thanks girls and guys x" (will chart) -- Alex Kaddour (Lucidflow, Piekup, Idea, ): "Great as always!! My fav here is "Purr". Will play this! Support! Thanks for sending." -- Onur OEzman (Rebirth, Dutchie, Night Drive, Onethirty, Clubstar): "Catnap is for me... Nice release, I like cats." -- Karlos Sense / Ibiza Sonica (): "Catnap for me..support sure in my next gig. Thank you so much. " (will chart) -- Andre Buljat: "super nice work from g man and nadja" (will chart) -- -- Philogresz (treibstoff, ware, clone): "catnap goes with me flow, funk you ;)" -- -- The Messenger (Soul Industries / i Records / Night Drive Music / Plastic City): "Meow is great,love the whole thing, the rythm, the arrangement, the sounds and the name.."meeoow"..:) will support it!" -- Dubfire: "Downloaded" -- Andrea Ferlin (sleep is commercial, contexterrior): "Meow for me" (will chart) -- Carlos Sanchez (Supernature / 8bit) (DJ Carlos Sanchez): "nice ep guys! love the whole ep, but ball of fur is the one for me... thanks :-)" (will chart) -- Christopher Colak (): "Catnap and Purr are really sounding as a collaboration. Best parts from both G-Man and Nadja Lind productions collide and the result is tasty for sure. But I mostly like Ball of Four. Very dubby and rollin smooth!" (will chart) -- Markojux: "great release - gman and nadja - what a mix. Thanks will play."
released September 9, 2011
Nadja Lind, G-Man, Gez Varley, LFO
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