Artist: Shlomi Aber
Cat. #: OVM323
Release Date: 13th January 2023
01 Shlomi Aber – Rewired
02 Shlomi Aber – Brickwall
03 Shlomi Aber – Dream To Be Drum
Shlomi Aber returns to Ovum for the first time since 2013’s ‘Slack Tide’ with a brilliant new three-track EP.
Shlomi has long been an integral part of Ovum’s history, as well as the history of dance music itself. He runs his own Be As One label and is a constant innovator who brings depth and synth craft to techno. From his breakout release, ‘Freakside’ in 2007 to his critically acclaimed album ‘Chicago Days/Detroit Nights’, the Barcelona-based, Tel Aviv-born artist has released on all the scene’s best labels while laying down furious three-deck sets around the world. He sent these recent demos to Ovum head Josh Wink “and it was an easy decision to welcome our old friend back for this incredible new release.”
Opener ‘Rewired’ is a loopy techno cut with slowly tumbling chords that fall through space as sleek drums roll onwards. It’s a track with a grand sense of space that brings widescreen drama to the dance floor. The superb ‘Brickwall’ is a suspensory masterpiece with unresolved synth loops keeping you hanging above the mysterious techno beats. It’s brilliantly atmospheric as well as hypnotic. Last of all is ‘Dream To Be Drum’, the quickest and most mind-melting of the lot. With shades of Detroit techno’s finest soulful sounds, it’s a futuristic and tightly woven techno workout.
This EP marks a fantastic return to Ovum for Shlomi Aber.