<Minimal Tech> Riktam & Bansi have been producing and releasing electronic music since they were about 14 or something silly like that. Often mistaken as brothers (which they are not) legend had it that the duo were raised on an Ashram and were somehow ordained to be the psychedelic leaders of the 90’s Goa trance movement. As the Growling Mad Scientists (more commonly known as GMS) they went from producing the cheekiest psychedelic trance music to erm, well the cheesiest. Their production skills however have never been in doubt so as they won and lost fans over the years one thing has remained consistent – their skills set. In fact as Riktam & Bansi (and not GMS) they have probably regained many of their old fans and acquired thousands of new ones with this new minimal tech project. Smatterings of psychedelia lace the deep throbbing basslines and heavy kick on an album that feels a little rushed and perhaps not as good as their recent single releases. Still great DJ fodder for the sub 134 IDM’ers and will be caned no doubt.
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