Genre/Influences: Techno-body, IDM.
Background/Info: Based in Sydney, Australia, producer Mikey Melas has released an impressive number of 12”/EP’s in a rather short lapse of time. His work was released on different labels such as Space Factory Records, Lone Romantic ao. For his very first full length he now joined hands with the Spanish label Lone Romantic.
Content: If you’re already familiar with the work of this artist you might know what to expect. His music is pure crossover; mixing techno music together with harder EBM elements, but still with some complex IDM influences. The album has been progressively built up and you’ll find the most sophisticated –IDM , cuts at the end of the ride.
+ + + : I like the minimal approach of Jensen Interceptor. The work is carried by solid bass lines and great retro-like synths sounds and effects. The most elaborated cuts such as “Shadow Network” and “Ufology” reveal an intelligent composition accomplished with great sound treatments. This album is going to make you dance, but also features cool sound atmospheres.
– – – : Some passages are a bit repetitive. I think it could be interesting to hear a few vocal lines and/or spoken samplings.
Conclusion: Jensen Interceptor is a project you really have to discover if you’re fond of minimal techno-body experiences. I however expected a bit more out of this debut album; some maxi’s being more convincing.
Best songs: “Ufology”, “Shadow Network”, “Ultramax”, “Drip Freq”.
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