PREVIEW: HVL - Flats EP [Voyager]
The Crescent had really hit the floor running in 2012, with a trio of exceptional releases from a collection of key players – including Mode, Troy Gunner, eleven8 and Clarity – who reside under the loose UK-electronica umbrella term as it stands today.
Expansively defined by a delicate, above-all soulful sound rather than being unjustly tagged as either 170 minimal or 130/140 bass music, the label has recently taken the step towards further pinpointing that identity by announcing a new project that’ll cater for deep house and ambient techno. And cater for it Voyager certainly does, with no lack of enigmatic aplomb at that. HVL’s ‘Flats’ EP is first up: blissfully smooth with a real warmth to each of the three tracks. An exciting debut for Voyager if this is anything to go by, and, with the tantalising news that Manchester-based Versa has the label’s second waiting in the wings, we’re very much looking forward to hearing its progress.
Pre-order your copy from Redeye Records here.