California’s Damon Bell heads back to R&S sub-label Meda Fury for a second release, 'Altered Visions'. Bell's proven adept at infusing African rhythms into his music in a fresh and uncontrived way and this is no exception. A spacey mix of driving melodies and thumping drums, 'Altered Visions' commences with the soulful 'Akebu-Lan', setting the pace with urgent kicks while warped gospel vocals inform the unsettling melody. 'Ether' continues in a similar vein, taking the warmth of jazz and throwing it into a dark alley. "Altered Visions' provides a climactic moment of pure dancefloor hypnosis, while 'Kinetic Energy' closes the set in unadulterated growling techno style. Rich, compelling, diverse and unpredictable, there's not a weak moment.