A Sagittariun – The Anomaly EP [EDREAMS011]

Hitting a particularly fertile patch with his music, A Sagittariun continues to ride the night skies with some heavy doses of cosmically sprinkled techno and kinetic electronica. ‘Aruba (Overhead Mix)’ is a seductive jam of Nuyorican (tech) soul, cloaked in warm synths with a breathy, human quality and deft melodies to ensure a smooth takeoff for the passengers. Lead cut on the vinyl is ‘The Code Breaker’, channeling some enchanting techno moods and themes on a no gimmicks, no cheap thrills, head & foot stomper, whilst ‘Triangulum’ prefers a mechanical rhythm of robotic tech funk, syrupy melodies and acidic motifs to deliver a dance in outer space.

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A Sagittariun – The Anomaly EP [EDREAMS011]

A Sagittariun – The Jupiter Chronicles EP [EDREAMS009]

Having established a particular style of house music with a series of releases on his own Elastic Dreams label, A Sagittariun. the supposed Bristol elder turned in one of last year’s finer debut long players in the shape of Dream Ritual. His first release since then is The Jupiter Chronicles EP, a four track 12″ of diverse productions that will please A Sagittariun fans no end. Lead track “Wave Upon Wave” is a fairly well titled exercise in unrelenting breakbeats and rolling Roland 303-esque riffs, and the shifts upwards as the EP progresses. There’s an undeniably subtle euphoria to “Re-Ignition” whilst wonderful chaos seems to grip A Sagittariun with the two B Side cuts, where the freneticism of “Ascella” is well complemented by the rugged yet playful “And The Moon Be Still As Bright”.

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A Sagittariun – The Jupiter Chronicles EP [EDREAMS009]

A Sagittariun – Dream Ritual [EDREAMSLP001]

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The shadowy UK techno artist, A Sagittariun, releases his debut album this November, to coincide with the Sagittarius zodiac period. “Dream Ritual” comes off the back of a steady stream of well received EPs from ‘The Archer’ on his own Elastic Dreams label, releases that have captured the imaginations of the electronic community for their depth and diversity, where old techno breaks collide with Detroit techno aesthetics, ambient dub sits alongside industrially charged electro, and many more sound palettes inbetween. “Dream Ritual” continues this journey through moods and tempos, each track sprinkled with this stargazing quality. Opening track “Sundial” sets the tone, the percussive elements teasing in and out of a melodious, thick analogue cloud. “Dream Ritual” represents the versatility of A Sagittariun, and presents a collection of music for the listening experience as opposed to a dancefloor record, hopefully following the lineage of some of the classic techno and electronic albums that have paved the way and most definitely influenced A Sagittariun on this record.

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A Sagittariun – Dream Ritual [EDREAMSLP001]

A Sagittariun – Across The Celestial Sphere [EDREAMS008]

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With his debut album prepped for November release, A Sagittariun drops a taster of things to come, in the form of the ‘Across The Celestial Sphere’ EP. ‘Clusters’ rolls out another dusty breakbeat in perhaps his most dancefloor-centric offering yet. ‘Fire Sign’ is a warm and jazzy slice of techno, whilst ‘The DNA Of Life’ is a moody, industrial electro joint…

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A Sagittariun – Across The Celestial Sphere [EDREAMS008]

A Sagitarriun – Transparent Mind EP [EDREAMS005]

A Sagittarium brandished a fully formed blend of becoming house and techno and a cloak of mystery and both elements to his/her/their identity have remained intact across the smattering of material that has surfaced in the subsequent period. A Transparent Mind is a fine return for A Sagittarium pairing two original productions against remixes from Marco Bernardi and Aubrey.

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A Sagitarriun – Transparent Mind EP [EDREAMS005]

A Sagittariun – Born Under 22 Stars EP [EDREAMS004]

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A Sagittariun takes the reins on this recent Elastic Dreams joint. “Wind Tunnel” kicks off making concentric, rubbery movements across an icy dancefloor. The percussion and rhythmic elements fizz like potassium in water across the wax while a thin, nagging acid line infiltrates the cerebrum withouth resistance. “Cyrranus 247” continues the concentric, mind-mangling nature of this EP. Taking an eternity to drop, but building up wooden layers of synth power and hypnotic arps in one of those track that have us salivating at the bit, just screaming for it to drop. Talk about tension and release – this has it all. And again, the sound palette sets this producer quadrants ahead of the rest. “West Of Ophiuchus” has a broken beat with thin, snappy electro snares. Its not far from a Drexciyianexploration expect this time we’re exploring space rather than the aquatic realms.

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A Sagittariun – Born Under 22 Stars EP [EDREAMS004]

Nyra – Uni 10 EP [EDREAMS003]

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Bristol’s Elastic Dreams present its third release introducing Sheffield based DJ / producer, Nyra. “Uno 10” is raw basement techno, shuffling along at a frantic rate and devilish energy. The thunderously low kick drum should bounce around most rave dungeons like a cannonball and the repeating synth shards and sizzling percussion keep you locked right down. Skudge provided a remix for this. Finally Nyra gets back on the controls for “So So Such” which is minimalist k-techno. Stripped back and rattling, with tight wood blocks and a nuclear throb resonating from within. This is a really strong, totally head-turning track for the very late hours and sure to get lots of kids scratching the heads and stumbling up to the decks salivating at the chops.

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Nyra – Uni 10 EP [EDREAMS003]

A Sagittariun – Carina EP [EDREAMS002]

Bristol-based A Sagittariun’s Elastic Dreams follows up its debut release with a 4 track EP entitled ‘Carina’. The label’s latest, ‘Carina’, combines afrobeat, dub, jazz, Detroit soundscapes and British electronica to create the sort of varied EP that is rarely heard these days. While the tempos, rhythms and feelings shift from track to track there’s a deeper theme that joins them and it’s the unmistakable references to a time when house/techno meant more than heads down, 4/4 club fodder. October delivers a remix of A Sagittariun’s “Carina” and shows yet again why his output is head and shoulders above the rest. Raw, analog and emotive it’s a classic piece of house music that oozes real passion for machines and beats.

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A Sagittariun – Carina EP [EDREAMS002]