Pangaea In Drum Play
Having first appeared with uncompromising, experimental Techno back in 2007, Hessle Audio co-founder Kevin McAuley aka Pangaea now finally unveils his debut full-length album. In Drum Play finds Pangaea continuing to develop his distinctive, underground sound.
Stripped-back Techno structures provide the backbone to the album, but it is Pangaea’s offbeat experimentation that provides the colour and atmosphere. Moving effortlessly between intense chunky Techno, melodic beats, simmering grooves, atmospheric pulses and upfront drive, Pangaea expertly weaves a myriad of moods, tones and textures with aplomb. The whole record retains a Ravey intensity without having to pummel into submission. Instead, the rhythms are considered and gather potency from Pangaea’s deft arrangements. The record’s power bubbles away beneath throughout, with the UK producer’s loopy experimentations skittering across the top.
This is the most creative and distinctive work yet from one of the UK’s most individual producers.
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