Our Souls Are In The Hands Of The Translator presents his Arcola debut, sɪŋkrɪtɪzəm. A two tracker of Chi-Town acid that offers a mouthful of Mathematics from Jamal Moss, the legendary producer and DJ who has worked with everyone from Adonis to Wolf Eyes.
Following the relaunch of Arcola earlier this year with Rian Treanor's grime shocka Contraposition EP and quickly followed by 2814's rainfall techno 12" and Nkisi's battering ram gabba orchestra, sɪŋkrɪtɪzəm seemingly ties together all that has come before it while transmitting it through some solid wax and into two fuzzy-edged 8am techno jammmz.
Impoverished Spirits slowly meanders around a carefully building arpeggio and some starlight synth structures before being steamrolled into a thumping acid track that comes with a bonus round near perfect ambient breakdown midway through. This one will fittingly crush any bleary-eyed dancers and demands to be played at a suitably high level volume.
While on the other side of midnight, Bilal takes things down a step or 2 with a more laid-back feel to the dilated pupil drones, a bubbling LFO bassline repeatedly surfaces like some sort of mad techno submarine before dipping back down below, leaving the keys flowing inward like smoke drifting through the side door of your fave rave.