Toronto’s Greg Gow has previous with Derrick May’s Transmat label from the 1990s, but ‘Lost Days’ is his first full length artist album. It positively reeks of ‘90s Detroit, but that’s hardly a bad thing, especially when Gow has a clear originality of his own to add on top. Bookending the album are two beatless instrumentals – the thick, comforting ambience of ‘Inception’ easing us in before the beats of ‘Fly Tipping’ are delivered. The brooding textures mean the mood can be a bit sullen, but snappy potential anthems like ‘Curl De Sac’ are brilliantly worked, and the closing ‘Beyond Time’ is the sonic equivalent of bubbling lava. Strongly recommended.
4 out of 5