James Welsh - Zurich/A65 [PH71]
Having recently been remixed by Radio Slave, Ozel AB and FC Kahuna on Phantasy, James Welsh returns to the label with ‘Zurich/A65’. Another expertly executed two-track primed for the club but infused with detail and sheer personality, it further cements his idiosyncratic and forward-thinking interpretation of techno, industrial and experimental electronic styles.
Opening the EP, ‘Zurich’ takes an infectious, urgent bassline and gradually expands into a weightless landscape. Slowly revealing it’s rhythmic intent, it seamlessly blends a distinct melancholy with intensity, which, like the best of Welsh’s work so far, is both wistful and physical.
Appropriate to its namesake, ‘A65’ sets the scene by sampling the unmistakable sound of speeding Yorkshire traffic, opening up a breathless musical autobahn, driven by luminescent synths that pulse with euphoria and energy.
12" vinyl comes with a free mp3 download, or wav files on request.