Italian techno label The Gods Planet is a collaborative project between arguably two of the leading lights in contemporary techno; Claudio PRC and Ness. TGP represents the pair’s joint venture across production and DJing, as well as an output for releasing music and over the last ten years, has released offerings from some of the most notable names in the contemporary techno scene (Reggy van Oers, Blazej Malinowski and Dorian Gray – to name but a few).
New to the fold is bryson, releasing his first album – a masterclass in minimalist, dubby sounds. ‘Reflections from the Infinite’ chugs along with all of the tribal infused hypnotic techno that the label is synonymous with.
‘Worlds Apart’ kicks off the release with the pitter patter of trance-inducing loops, padded kicks and toms and warpy synths. ‘Shadow Self’ sounds almost as if it was created under water – warm percussive elements are interwoven throughout and again, hypnotising drums take centre stage.
The release shifts in sound slightly with ‘White Magic Woman’; the tempo drops down, toms and kicks seem to emit a dawn like glow, perfectly complemented by acid-laced synths – a perfect 6am track. ‘Tribalism’ keeps the tempo low and stays true to its name – the loops are addictive, seemingly casting a groove inducing spell over the listener.
Bryson finishes the release with two peak-time infused tracks. ‘Serpent’ slaps along with dub-laden drums and toms and the textural ‘Age of Acquarius’ almost growls with gritty kicks and rumbling drones.
Although new to releasing his material, bryson shows extensive production skills and a strong understanding of the modern techno sound. Coupled with a final spray of mastering magic from label head Ness and the release has become a perfect addition to the TGP discography.
Available digitally through The God’s Planet Bandcamp page.