Tuesday, February 14, 2017

OTRON “Doze On” C25 (Self-Released)




Hailing from the UK, Otron’s “Doze On” is an even keeled mix of 80’s modular synth pastiche & the chillest of the chill 90’s downtempo & trap beats, with a healthy dose of treated soundbites, solid funk bass lines, tonal ambient textures…and pretty much all the reverb one could ask for.

In a genre where artists try & fill every nook & cranny with drum machine filler, this album stands out as tastefully restrained, making for some pretty dependable study music; it’ll keep you calmly nodding your noggin without ever demanding your full attention as the layers subtly shift in & out of focus. Pretty pleasant stuff.



-- Jacob An Kittenplan

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