REVIEW: Vertical67 – Morphed Reality (Brokntoys BT18 – 2017)

Thomas Pahl is a visitor from Berlin on Brokntoys. When he’s not exactly busy at¬†Vortex Traks, an electro label he runs together with Naks, Pahl is making music under the Vertical67 alias. The¬†project’s first digital tracks came out about ten years ago and “Morphed Reality” is Vertical67’s second appearance on the London label, after contributing with acid-soaked frosty funk “Distortion” in recent mini compilation “The Glowing”.

The A-side is dedicated to swerving uptempo cuts, the opener “Far Away Lights” rolling on coarse 808 kicks while wriggly 303 and subtle vocoder action furnishes the title tune. The B-side rests on the 120 BPM level, reaching almost ambient realms in “Cosmos”, a pensive track for observing the vastness of nightly skies, and “You Shouldn’t Have Said That” is a dreamy interpretation of classic acid house. A rather diverse selection of tracks helps to continue Brokntoys’ string of good electro releases.

Points: 8 of 10

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