Album Reviews, Culture, Dance / Electro — September 28, 2012 at 10:56 am

Daniel Avery – Need Electric EP


Artist Name: Daniel Avery
Title Name: Need Electric EP
Label: Phantasy Sound
Reviewed by: Rory O’Maley

This week we’ve got a little goody for all the tech heads and oddity lovers out there. Daniel Avery, the man behind Stopmakingme, has been flexing his creative muscle to bring you the trippy, ambient, warehouse weirdness that is his Need Electric EP.

The title track of the four track EP – a slow burning, resonating tech number – sets the unusual scene, bringing aspects from LFO to Paul Woolford before spiralling further into unpredictability with the EP’s lead “Taste”. “Taste” really is something else, a call out to the early originality of dance with juxtaposing samples layered into an impossible harmony. What makes “Taste” so refreshing is its total newness. It’s the sort of track that reminds you just how much of what we hear has been done before with its pure, original feel. “On the Wave” follows to break up the mood with a frantic, pulsing drone to drag you kicking and screaming out of “Taste” and its depths. “The Eagle” sails through at the end with a funky bass line and slow tech drums and cries that, as seems to be the norm across the EP, somehow join to create an unlikely, melodious whole.

It’s not an easy listen that you can throw on in the background, but if you’re the type to dive in and explore a track, this EP is just what you’ve been looking for.



Daniel Avery – Taste