It feels like only a moment ago that we welcomed Russian prodigy Andrey Pushkarev to the Circus Company fold

with the Gingo Biloba 12”, and after that refined exercise in stripped down dancefloor aesthetics it’s gives us great

pleasure to bring him back in for another three-pronged demonstration of his considerable studio talent.

The core principles laid out in that first EP are back in abundance, with Pushkarev expanding on his love of

dubbed-out dance music with a fresh batch of rhythms and pulses custom-made to ensnare the subconscious in

that time-honoured tradition of meditative house and techno.

“Between The Mountains” makes no attempt to mask the influence of Basic Channel looming overhead, letting the

seductive throb of dub techno chords echo through a crisp arrangement of drum machine beats that speak to the

building blocks of electro in their mechanical construction.

Taking a tougher approach from the outset, “River” instantly sets itself apart as a more house-orientated affair,

thanks in no small part to the solid beat that underpins the track. The insistent synth that stalks in the lower

register of the mix drives the track forwards while spine-tingling washes of metallic melody appear intermittently to

break up the grooving thrust of the drums.

As if the first two cuts weren’t deep enough, “A First Snow” heads even further into hypnotic territory that

maximises on the impact of choice reverbs and alluring keys to summon up a surprisingly funky blend of minimal

house and dub-wise warmth.

It’s the little details that allow Pushkarev’s skill to shine through, creating sublime dancefloor moments from the

most delicate of touches. When considered control and pristine production can result in monotonous output, our

Russian friend shows just how captivating the subtle approach can be.

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Artist
Andrey Pushkarev
Release
Three Roads EP

Cat No.
CCS087
Format
12'' + Digital
Release Date
01.09.2014

Artwork by
Republique Paris

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