Items / Time Swap
Reset Industries / Released June 2013
Belfast’s Reset celebrates its first foreign production effort via Frenchman Kristoff Sabine. Also known as Items, here he delivers four summery tracks packed with staccato garage beats, analogue synths, and warm pads.
Largely new school favours then, things border on experimental at times, not least with the filtered stabs and strange cosmic noises of Ghost Detain, which comes across a little like Bibio, only with less subtleties and more of an unabashed focus on noises for dancing. The dubby Twisted Tilde isn’t going to clear floors in tune with these tones either, largely thanks to its boxfresh percussive loop and floating breakdowns. In contrast If U Then I probably isn’t the best club track, bordering on alt-pop at times, but it’s very pleasing to the ear nonetheless, and accentuates quite how well timed this release is, providing the current temperature stays anything close to consistent.