As Kris Wadsworth releases his latest EP, Cali, on Odd Even, The Waveform Transmitter’s Paul McGuinness takes a listen.
After delivering two well-received albums on Hypercolour and Get Physical, a handful of releases on his own defunct Uranus imprint as well as an EP for Jimmy Edgar’s Ultramajic, Detroit’s Kris Wadsworth is now joining Andre Kronert‘s Odd Even family.
Kris new Cali EP will be Odd Even‘s third outing for 2017, following up on Rhubarb‘s Amorpha EP and Markus Suckut’s Your Body.
The Cali Ep, comes with the titled tracks High, Cali, Vibe, and Omen. First off we have the opening track ‘High’ which could quite easily be a call back to the early techno sounds of labels like Bush in the mid 90s, maintaining that atmospheric rising feel with a constant dance-floor and underground pulse.
Cali almost has an old US Aphrohead, minimalistic vibe to it, complete with controlled distortion, a driving bassline and a dark layer of swirling textured filters and modulations. Vibe fuses more a of European tech influence with a tribal swing and groove, then breaks into a melodic undertones melee.
Finally Omen is a cheeky little horror cut, full of raw acidic fuelled techno, swarming across the dance floor like a horde of electronic locusts with subtle hints of an old-skool R&S record.
Cali is available now from all good outlets. Have a listen to the clips from the record, below.