no label, no catalogue number, clear vinyl, stickered clear sleeve
limited to 300 copies – December 2001
In the finest tradition of the anonymous underground scene that’s been shaping Manchester’s electronic music fraternity over the last 10 or so years, Jz-Arkh return to demonstrate that they are undoubtedly one of the finest components in this invisible machine. Having first come to our attention with the superb ‘ddrhodes.wav’ 7″ last year, the arrival of this painstakingly assembled new 7″ arrived with us under the same kind of understated conditions that often surround the finest releases. The title track on the A-side is a masterful display of drift sensibilities. Gently constructed airy chords piece themselves with an incredibly deep undertone, partly accomplished by a soothing plong of deepest bass tones and shimmering keys. A Track that works through the power of suggestion outlining mood and structure, leaving us to fill in the dots. ‘Fastwav_R’ on the flip is astonishing. Influenced by Mark and Moritz’s Basic Channel pioneering, what we have here is a truly gorgeous disk skipp of dubby drifts and emmited static….listen and melt away. With a track recently included on the immense ‘Pop Ambient 2002’ released by Cologne’s Kompakt label (a label not known for embracing artists who reside outside Germany), Jz Arkh have finally arrived. Essential.