With two years having passed since 2013’s hugely acclaimed Drone Logic, Daniel Avery returns to Phantasy to offer a much-anticipated taste of his restless studio experimentation.
‘Sensation’ projects Avery’s distinctive feedback and engrossing modulations onto his widest canvas yet. Surges of noise link the track to artists such as Cortini and Basinski in its ability to echo purposefully across vast halls, yet proving to be just as absorbing in more intimate circumstances. Still, tough drums amid the shifting atmospherics nonetheless hint at Avery’s continuing stride towards techno’s more relentless facets.
While ‘Sensation’ floats freely, ‘Clear’ continues Avery’s occasional forays into unapologetically trippy realms. Revisiting an evolved but no less addictive form of the acidic psychedelia touched on throughout the duration of Drone Logic, ‘Clear’ spirals seamlessly into both paranoia and euphoria.