Satellite Dub – Velikovsky Said EP
With a title that references a Russian psychiatrist and writer about comparative mythology, whose theories posited that the Earth had experienced several cataclysmic collisions with the other planets of the solar system, Satellite Dub's return to the electronic fold (after 2011's acclaimed 2-tracker London Has More Lights) is an intelligent, melodic slice of intelligent dance music which has a suitably cosmic feel to it.
Plans of Smoke and Mirrors has a percussive, breakbeat-laced appeal, while the fuzzed-out electro of Duchenne Smile sounds like it was beamed in direct from the spaceways. Red Morning Trouble is a belting 8-minute techno squelcher, while closer Threads is a soaring chorus of ambient synth washes. A welcome return to the fray from a promising producer. [Bram E Gieben]