Dropping more than 2 years after his debut on the imprint, Tom VR’s latest & third record on ‘all my thoughts’ is a 3 track showcase of his evolving style of thoughtful club music. The Manchester-based producer, DJ & label-head introduces the EP with title-track ‘Acheless’ - which fuses arpeggios, visceral pads & glitched-out garage percussion into a euphoric club cut.
‘It Swims Here’, begins with twinkling synth lines before emerging as a hypnotic house track crafted for the final half-hour on the dance-floor with dreamy vocals and whispers weaved throughout. The fast-paced ‘Couldn’t Find The Words’ sets the mood for post-rave reminiscing, blending analog synth bleeps, dubby chords & breathy gasps into a tightly-wound introspective minimal track
Ferocity, focus, and beauty describe the Dobermans on the cover captured by Rollo Jackson, and it also describes Overmono’s sound perfectly. The ability to create music that is this smooth and balance it with power mostly in the form of drums is a difficult feat, but one the Russell brothers have perfected throughout their catalog. It’s one of the reasons they are up there with my favorite artists of all-time. Edward
My whole body agrees with the pace of this short but solid track list. A generous helping of acoustic rhythm samples ignited by breakbeats add extra attention to full range movement on the dancefloor. Not a beat wasted. cherub420