In a blind test, “Like No One Is Watching” sounds like the opener of a Terrence Dixon EP. However, the credit for the track and entire EP goes to the Ukrainian producer Stanislav Tolkachev, now increasingly listed among the top players of contemporary techno.
Tolkachev’s distinctive, jittery style has not always won my heart but now it’s different. The new EP on Semantica is full of passionate programming for heating up the floor; just take “White Blood Cell” and the title cut “Right Angle” for that. The last one, “Past”, is more restrained while marching amidst the haze of dubs.
All four cuts assure that tTolkachev, hailing from Ukraine’s fourth largest city Dnipro, has chosen the right angle and another proof of that is found on the new Geophone mini-comp.