Tin Man – Underdog EP Pt.1 (Pomelo Records POM33 – 2013)
Intelligent acid is often seen as Tin Man’s signature sound but his output does not always have floor grading and touches experimental spheres (for example “Vienna Blue LP”). However not in the case of sonic statement “Underdog EP Pt. 1” on the Austrian imprint Pomelo, where he has prepared a floor-friendly two-tracker with house elements.
Symbolically titled “U.R.” opens with acid house showers before Detroit’s early techno chords emerge to keep the track running for about 13 minutes. Whereas field testing confirmed “U.R.’s” excellent DJ set potential. “Stay Down” is built on a lukewarm groove with filtered kicks and soft keys and completes an impressive job by Johannes Auvinen, a Californian native of Finnish descent and current Viennese resident.