REVIEW / DESCRIPTION
Sublee from Romania draws an inspiring sonic vision with this colorful debut on Meander. He already released a well received longplayer on Rareshs respected label Metereze in 2016. Now, the leading theme track Irealis plays tender sound scapes with beautiful melodies reminiscent to John Beltrans work on Peacefrog from the golden 90s. Continuum goes into a deep Rhadoo-esque rhythmic mind-space, while Electica takes you on an long, intelligent dancefloor journey to other dimensions.
As you'd expect given his impressive track record, there's much to enjoy on Stefan "Sublee" Nicu's first outing on Berlin label Meander. We're particularly enjoying A-side "Electica", a driving and hypnotic affair built around relentless percussion, a nagging and spacey synth hook and some seriously dreamy, otherworldly chords. Over on side B, opener "Continuum" sees the Romanian deliver a more typically atmospheric, glitchy and rolling tech-house shuffler, while EP closer "Irealis" subtly joins the dots between his techno-leaning house productions, the futurism of Detroit and the heartwarming, loved-up bliss of classic deep house. In other words, it's tech-house in the truest sense of the term.