Reade Truth – 2nd Quarter (EP – Sonic Groove)

Genres/Influences: Dark-Techno, Acid.

Format: Digital, Vinyl.

Background information: Reade White is a former servant of the New York club scene. He released an impressive number of productions, mainly EPs. He has collaborated with Sonic Groove before, but that was over twenty years ago now.

Contents: “2n/a Qtr” features 4 songs which are the perfect mix between dark-Techno vibes and Acid sequences. The sounds are icy cold. There is also a cold and groovy cut while the last song is a perfect mix of Techno and EBM carried by sound treatments reminding me of Front 242 and more sensual female vocals.

+ + +: It’s Techno/Acid music for “dark cellar” parties! Pure underground, but also a judicious and harmonious mix between different influences. The frozen atmosphere covering the work accentuates the ‘underground’ feeling. I can’t say there is only one piece to throw away, but I have a preference for “Divided Pleasures” which is a wonderful apotheosis to a sexy and perverted Techno/Acid/Body production.

– – –: There are no real negatives here.

Conclusion: Reade Truth makes a stunning return to the Sonic Groove roster, revealing dark, smart, and efficient electronics.

Best Songs: “Shared Pleasures”, “An Acid Dream” (or so it seems)”, “Chemical Playskool”.

Assess: 8½.


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