Phantasy has finally released the Peckham-based Daniel Avery‘s debut album ‘Drone Logic’, to blur raw techno, piano house and – yes – a drone into propulsive dancefloor poetry. Innovative and forward thinking, the record manages to draw influences from beyond the dancefloor via NEU!, Chris Carter and even My Bloody Valentine while still having the techno pulse to rinse the walls of any club. With support this year from the likes of the legendary Chemical Brothers and Richie Hawtin, it almost seems like Avery has taken a leaf out of The Field‘s minimal, melodic-ish techno playbook – especially as he’s an artist who’s only been releasing music for a couple of years.
As Resident Advisor said in their review:
An album of throbbing club tunes could easily get tedious, but Avery’s productions are lithe enough that it flies by in a flurry of twangy synths and pounding drums. And just when it begins to feel like you’ve spent too long in his sweaty basement (somewhere around track nine), Avery throws us a bone.
Couldn’t say it better myself. If you’ve got a bit of patience, an open mind and a good set of speakers, drown your whole body in this.