SVEN VATH Mystic Voices / Butoh COCOON
Midway through 2021, Sven Vath delivered his first single in well over five years, the squelchy, warming and melodious goodness of ‘Feiern’. Here he begins 2022 in style via a two-track missive that’s every bit as rushing whilst opting for a more abrasive, angular and foreboding sound. ‘Mystic Voices’ is particularly potent, with its combination of panicked TB-303 acid motifs, throbbing electronics and emotive chords recalling the majesty of Orbital circa the Brown Album. Flipside ‘Butoh’, meanwhile, is a much more hushed affair, with long, atmospheric ambient build ups dropping into dark techno grooves, pots and pans percussions and more high-register, Orbital style electronic flourishes.