4: Voices From The Lake – s/t

Voices From The Lake

The full billing of this, ‘Voices From The Lake feat. Donato Dozzy & Neel’, does not get things off to a good start. You’d be forgiven for thinking that Donato Dozzy & Neel were cheesy Italian happy hardcore DJs, prone to the occasional air-horn or shouted exhortation to put hands in the air. Far from it, in fact: this is a true ambient techno voyage. Mixed continuously into a 70-minute whole, it doesn’t sound as if the tracks were written separately at all: they overlap and evolve into each other – each one (barring the first and last, of course) containing elements of its neighbours. Thus it is often difficult to tell where one ends and the next begins, subtle changes occurring until you realise you’re in a completely different place to where you were five minutes ago, without noticing exactly how you got there. Magic.