Reset Robot is back on his label Whistleblower with a new album that breaks away from his usual style.
One of the UK’s most respected house and techno producers, Reset Robot is known for his consistency of sound.
Releasing music on some of the world’s most respected record labels ranging from Adam Beyer’s Drumcode to Sasha’s Last Night On Earth, his style switches between driving techno and melodic house, plus everything in between.
This latest offering from Reset Robot is titled ‘Only Light Escapes Part 2’ and it’s the sequel to ‘Only Light Escapes Part 1’. Part 1 seemed to focus on dance floor orientated tracks in his usual style of deep techno, but Part 2 seems to look beyond the club environment, as it’s got a home listening vibe that shows off his musicality.
The poignant mood and cinematic pads of “First Virtue” opens the release, then the throbbing sub-bass, rave piano and ethereal pads of “Single Coil” gives a slight nod to the dance floor with its heavy breakbeat. “How Deep” brings a chill out vibe with rushing pads and atmospheric vocal textures. “Chords N Ting” is the first of the tracks that’s got a clear view of the dance floor with stabbing pads and a sturdy kick drum playing a four-to-the-floor rhythm.
Continuing to flow in waves of energy, the album then has a run of tracks that get progressively deeper and more ambient, until the track “Beach” marks a change in the energy lifting towards the dance floor focused “Waves”.
After Waves, the album then builds down towards an epic ending where “Matriarch” closes the release with a proper Hans Zimmer vibe.
You can pick up a copy HERE