Lowfish: 1000 Corrections Per Second
Suction Records’ co-founder Gregory De Rocher, aka Lowfish, is proud of his short equipment list—three synthesizers and one drum machine. Although his tracks have a certain charm, their retro sounds are hard to take seriously. Unlike Freescha's latest effort, which uses an ’80s aesthetic to showcase memorable melodies, Lowfish crafts bland, familiar dance tracks with his old instruments. The only exception is the sprawling, moody “Step Step” with disembodied voices over a low analogue bassline. It works well as a downtempo outro. But overall, I wish De Rocher would throw in a new concept or two, or at least break up the repetitiveness.