Joining the Seattle-based MOTOR family from the recent techno hotspot Montreal is The H with their EP, Sewer Club. More commonly known for their separate projects, Hobo Cubes and Noir, The H is formed by sound artists Francesco de Gallo and Jesse Osborne-Lanthier. Their collaboration is an effortless blend of ambient sensibilities within techno-informed zones.
Fresh from creating the latest Hobo Cubes release, Apex Ideals (DBL083), on which Osborne-Lanthier assisted de Gallo in mixing and production, the pair bring a dark and crunchy sound for Sewer Club akin to Fennesz meets Sandwell District. The two track 12” EP is an extension of the approach to digital time stretching techniques heard on that recent output, with a big focus on floating grimed-up synth pads and minimal technoid beats.
“Bass Und” seems equally intended to alienate and elevate, tethering its more ethereal elements to an intermittent dance-floor beat. The effect is muddled, blurry, and heady, like a night out that you’re already forgetting."
- IMPOSE Magazine