Parallel Moves by Fluxion
Techno with love and understanding
With an album count near double figures, the music of Kostas Soublis, aka Greek Dub Techno pioneer Fluxion, continues to mellow and flourish like the proverbial fine wine. While he described last year's Perspectives as
personal, he's going for
intimate on new LP Parallel Moves, and I think he's succeeded. To be fair, like a lot of Dub Techno, most of his work can be comfortably labelled as intimate, despite the regular rhythms one associates with Techno. His secret, apart from being an accomplished artist (musically and technically) is down to his inspiration assimilation; whether that's life's interactions, cultural events or new music, his compositions are alive and thriving, yet unhurried and deliciously luxurious — call it a portrait of the artist if you wish. And let's not forget, it's still Techno with all but one track (Settling Dust) clocking at least 120 BPM. Unwind in an upbeat way with lightly picked guitar, piano and swooning synths, massaged by echoey dubs, all set to a comforting four-to-the-floor form. It's an effortless listen; warm, deep and contemplative. Dub is clearly good for your health.