Delsin‘s got another Conforce record hot off the presses and, just like his last album Machine Conspiracy, it’s well worth your time and hard-earned money. The price tag may look daunting but remember you’re getting three limited edition colored records which breaks down to $10 (at the moment) a piece – not bad. Presentism is a sampler platter of acid techno, dub techno, ambient, new age and electro. While you can clearly trace Boris Bunnik’s influences, his productions aren’t enveloped in the shadows of them. To a certain extent, I could see some of these tracks fitting nicely in, say, Ghost in the Shell (e.g. “Time Space Continuum” which reminds me of Basic Channel’s “Mutism”). Delsin touts this record as “more organic and less dystopian and mechanical” – I’d say it’s still dystopian, or rather arctic. Just like its cover, Presentism is minimal and cold. Listen to a preview of Presentism below by clicking through the Buy Now button and see what you think of it. Cheers!

The Details

Chief Delsin recording artist Boris Bunnik is back with a brand new album under his Conforce guise. Entitled Presentism, it lands in spring 2015, is his fourth under this alias and proves once that this most prolific talent is still very much an evolving producer.

Before now, Conforce has done everything from deepest dub to dark techno, liquid electro to absorbing ambient. This new album, though, was written in Rotterdam, where Conforce moved recently, so marks something of a new chapter for the Dutchman.

Presentism is more organic and less dystopian and mechanical than before, with a light hearted sense of joy and vivid musical patterns lingering long in the airwaves, and as such harks back to earlier full lengths like Machine Conspiracy, which leaned more on Detroit rooted techno. It is a collection of diverse musical compositions that leans more on musical structures than technical obsessions, and where his last effort Kinetic Image was a tightly programmed conceptual thing, this LP is a much warmer, more organic and aquatic bit of floating modern techno. As such, you get the sense Conforce is back and having fun with his music making once more, free from any rules and instead just crafting what he feels inside.

The expertly designed sounds of this album float and drift in subtly uplifting ways, right from the off. It is a diverse collection sounds with a fine sense of mood through, and that is what ensures it makes sense as a greater whole. At the same time it retains that signature Conforce sense of rhythm, underwater atmosphere and vivid seascaping that really takes you away from the world in which you live. Some tracks like 'Realtime' are slow and moody, others like ‘Erased Connections With The Past’ are more propulsive and physical and those such as 'Monomorphic' are heady, hypnotic affairs that make for beautiful electronic soundtracks.

As suited to headphones as it is late night drive or busy dance floors, this is another absorbing ride through the expertly rich and resonant sound world of Conforce.

Price $30

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