This is the sound of a man totally at ease with his music, and as Oscar Wedrén explores rewarding realms of deep house and techno, the Swedish producer comes up with a winning cocktail of beats, warm synths and nicely judged field recordings. His is a ‘less is more’ approach, with what feel like simple riffs turning out to have really impressive staying power over repeated hearings. There are elements of dub in the edgy ‘A Lover’s Anxiety’, while the grubbier approach of ‘A Blues’ imply the welcome use of live recordings. Thankfully Wedrén hasn’t smoothed out the edges, which suits the music – and when he introduces a Balearic warmth to the likes of ‘Llamada 911’ and ‘City Neon’ the results are irresistible.
Ben Hogwood
5 out of 5