Midlight’s releases may be relatively sparse, but they’re rarely less than excellent. Here, they wander off in a more robust direction, delivering a pair of twisted, acid-flecked rubs that should please all those who like their house music rough and dystopian. Rarely spotted Swede Peel MD kicks things off with “Calavera”, a pulsating fusion of rolling analogue percussion, warped electronics and heavyweight 303 abuse. Frak surprisingly calm things down a touch on “Rebate”, dipping the tempo for a hypnotic trip through deep-but-sparse acid house territory.
Midland returns to Aus with ‘Placement EP’. Staying true to his roots, he delivers four tracks that contribute to the continuing conversation between techno, house, garage and beyond. With a strong focus on intricate detail, lush texture and glacial melody the EP is just as captivating on headphones as it is on the dance floor.
Midland drops his third solo EP on the esteemed Aus Music imprint. ‘Through Motion’ is led by a smooth tech/house percussive pattern, whilst airy synths rise and fall in the backdrop. The introduction of the deep sub bass kicks the rhythms into real action, soon to be complemented by an unidentifiable vocal sample and the gradual emergence of beautiful chord melody.