a1 - 137x3brk
a2 - Ktyring
b1 - J_UC
b2 - Floa1
Mastered by Matt Colton at Alchemy
Design by Dave Gaskarth
Video by Sarah Hammond
& Dave Gaskarth
Hungarian producer Martin Mikolai aka S Olbricht walks on the obscure side of the electronic music landscape and during his restless journey he explores the blurred territories between murky techno and melancholic house combined with ambient sound and abstract rhythms.
Budapest scene lynchpin, S. Olbricht debuts on Lee Gamble’s UIQ label with a sweetly compatible quartet of chiming ambient techno and woozy house trax in the wake of his latest Lobster Theremin LP, For Perfect Beings. As the label’s 4th release after 12”s by N1L, Zuli, Lanark Artefax - also counting the recent launch of Lee G’s UIQ Inversions series, the ZZM EP rolls deeper into those lip-smacking, thizzing ends of the night with a key subtlety and firm-but-light touch that works so well on tenderised minds and bodies.
These tracks rank among S Olbricht’s most seductive and hypnagogic. From the Terence Dixon-like harmonic suspension systems of 137x3brk and the ruddier, out-of-reach rumble and flickering rim shots embedded in the chasmic headspace of Ktyring on the A-side, thru to wire-woolly texture and glowing chord filaments laced into the 110bpm slug, J_UC. Finally, the gracefully tilted techno elevation Floa1, which could easily be mistaken as the work of label boss Lee Gamble, closes the rotations of side B in fine style...