I first came across Etapp Kyle some months ago. I really liked the track “Sakura” on his “Klockworks 16” EP. Just listened to it again, I think I have to get that one, too. Anyway, some days ago I listened to the previews of his “Continuum EP”. What can I say, I love all 4 tracks and straight got the vinyl at kompakt. I’ll definitely follow this guy, I’m sure there’s more to come.
As with his previous releases Etapp Kyle captures his playful, multi-layered Techno endeavours with single-word track titles: Continuum EP starts off with “Opto”, an atmospheric track with fazing bleeps, ensouled synths and subdued claps – a prime example of his great feel for musical detail. “Ahora” builds upon this vibe with more asynchronous drum patterns, well placed drips of melody, distant pulses, mesmerizing pads and hints of rattles amongst other percussion.
The EPs title track “Continuum” is distinctive through its use of industrial hammer jabs and reduced, puzzling synth pads that are counteracted by a more dominant, steady and stubborn kick drum. “Limb” contrasts unconventional pulsating, hypnotic synth tones with sharp claps and snare sounds, and rounds off this 12“ of all new, puristic and futurist Techno, catering as much to the darker corners as to the brightest spots of the dance floor.