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Zeta Reticula

EP 5

It’s been thirteen years since Umek dropped his last Zeta Reticula EP, and this fifth instalment more or less continues where he left off. ‘Electric Blood Complete’ is a particularly gloomy electro workout, tethered by great swathes of glitchy percussion, while ‘Encroach’ focuses on that other Zeta Reticula signature sound, with cavernous dub chords flowing over a lumbering groove. ‘Euphonious’ pushes in a house direction and ‘Radiate’ injects a big room feeling to Umek’s dub techno, but given where he has been for the past decade, these are minor concessions in an otherwise resolutely underground release.