Xhin returns to Token to follow up ‘The Realm’ EP.
The consistent quality of Singaporean Lee Xhin’s music and his respected discography, spread over a number of Europe’s prominent techno labels including Token, CLR, Meerestief, and Stroboscopic Artefacts, presents him as a key player in a scene from which he is so geographically removed. Gent-based Token’s discography is similarly impressive, boasting names such as Ben Sims, Inigo Kennedy, Phase, Ctrls, and Go Hiyama, and after the success of last year’s ‘The Realm’, the Xhin/Token partnership flourishes once more in four tracks of stand-out calibre.
In the aptly-named ‘Dark Tiled Landscape’ EP, Xhin bridges analogue and digital production techniques into four textured rollers that harbour the murky edges of club techno. His material is rarely simple – he opts for the conceptual over the raw, and in this EP as much as anywhere else, delivers intricate jams that nod to industrial electronica and 4×4 techno alike.
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