With 25 years of mercurial electronics under his belt, it’s a joy to welcome Edinburgh’s Dave Paton for Dream Ticket’s fourth release. This is a clear-cut case of big things coming in small packages: on the A, both slices of elegant pressure level up mid-track into their evolved forms; while on the B, Miami bass and Texan electro continually mutate into ever more extravagant versions of themselves. 2-for-1 never sounded so expensive.
released April 8, 2019
Written and produced by The Wee DJs for Dream Ticket, 2019
supported by 4 fans who also own “3 Waves EP [DT004]”
This is easily one of the most exciting releases of the year! The sound harkens back to early selected ambient works by Aphex Twin and Rephlex Records output. Suction once again helps good analog synthesizer artists get their material released. While the sounds are inspired by favorites of the past, it still feels genuine. It's more like a continuation of that sound. Not since Skanfrom's "Postcards" have I been so excited about an album of this kind. My favorite track off EP1 is somber yet melodic side B closer "If I Could Ever Get...". I put it on repeat at night. It's the sound of searching for something but never finding it because it was with you all along. At least that's my interpretation. I'll definitely pick up EP2 and "Like Yesterday". Fans of Bochum Welt, Aphex Twin, Skanfrom, and Solvent should not overlook this album. James Browning