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John Heckle

Memories of Kamalengo EP

Moondance
8.5
Despite already having an album out on Tabernacle and an EP for Chiwax this year, John Heckle shows no sign of slowing down. ‘Archipelago’ the lead track on this release captures the producer’s infectious creative energy, as warbling filters and arcing acid lines unite over a storming analogue rhythm. On the flip, 'Horologic' sees him veer into Mills-inspired Head Front Panel territory, the kicks and percussion all pushed into the reds. There’s no let up on 'Etchings'; though the tempo is slower, it’s served up with a frazzled, noisy groove, bringing the end to a mesmerising release.