Aiken - Stratum EP
Madrid’s Aiken makes his debut for Ben Sims’ Symbolism Ltd this October with a four track EP of mesmeric techno entitled ‘Stratum EP’.
Best known for his output on Semantica, Aiken’s production output has also graced the likes of Chronicle, Non Series, M_Rec and his own Timeline imprint since his debut in 2010 and he’s won support from across the techno scene for his tight, enthralling grooves.
‘Stratum’s title track opens the EP with real intent. Packed with the delayed ebb and flow of percussive melodies, it’s a track that walks the line between tough and intoxicating with ease which is something of a feature of the EP as a whole. ‘Outline’, complete with cavernous reverb and looping keys makes for a sinister, late night second cut while ‘Flange’ dries things up with a more direct, incessant sound which sonically sits between its precursors. The Madrid based producer wraps up the ‘Stratum’ EP with the suitably intense ‘Recurrence’, aptly displaying his knack for delivering precise, balanced dance floor workouts.