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