Anders Ilar: Downhill EP

Narita, 2006

Anders Ilar is a prolific producer whose sounds are quite varied. On “Black Numbers” the individual elements are delicate, but Ilar layers them to create techno that’s almost too busy. The title track is much more minimal and tasty, with bass pulses and melody over a driving beat. Arctic Hospital’s remix breaks up the melody, adding a complex IDM-ish beat and slow-building textures. Finally “Riding Metal Mosquitos” with Adam Johnson is my favorite track. Watery washes, low bass, and heavy beats make for a deep, atmospheric late-night treat. Best of all, an upcoming CD will compile Ilar’s Narita 12-inches with unreleased material.

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