Dinky ‘Lydian EP’ on Wagon Repair

The first single from her upcoming Wagon Repair debut album and her first release of 2009, Dinky (aka Alejandra Iglesias) is ably following up on the momentum gathered from her 2008 album ‘May Be Later’ on Vakant. In a decade of releases on labels from Cocoon and Traum to Carpark and Crosstown Rebels, Dinky continues to cement her place amongst techno’s most enterprising producers with four new tracks.

Opener ‘Wind’ mesmerizes with repetitive keys looped over a straight kick. Chirped tones pulse curiously amidst descending melodic chimes in a steadily evolving elemental journey that equally evokes Reich and contemporaries (and new label mates) Cobblestone Jazz.

‘Outro’ establishes territory with intoxicating arpeggio melodies, while ‘Wet Hair’ plunges us into submarine depths. Dripping with resonance and reverb, sporadic metallic tones color a dense mix of murky pads and sharp beats. Interrupted briefly by an epic symphonic interlude, ‘Wet Hair’ continues its descent into deep and dark territories to close.

The EP’s closer, ‘Butterfly’ floats with squeaked melodic tones and breathy vocals taking lead over a busy percussive base. Saturated with a variety of sounds from indigenous samples to wobbly bass and deep detuned keys, ‘Butterfly’ takes us on a winding scenic route, disorienting and enchanting in equal measure.

– – – – TRACKLISTING – – – –
A1. Wind
A2. Outro
B1. Wethair
B2. butterfly

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