Donnacha Costello – Colorseries (Blue) (Minimise)

Donnacha Costello - Colorseries (Blue)

Donnacha Costello - Colorseries (Blue)

After renouncing all dancefloor action for the concept minimalism of Together Is The New Alone (Mille Plateaux) and Isol (Raster-Noton, as Modul), Costello returns to his own label, Minimise, to release Colorseries. It might look more like a Dulux colour chart than a string of techno singles, but it’s already shaping up to be an impressive testament to the Irishman’s versatile production skills.

The series opens on familiar Costello turf – slow-building, hypnotic and dubby, a steady 4/4 beat is punctuated by gooey acid squelches and an offbeat high hat which ticks away like a metronome. Mesmerisingly repetitive, this is clearly reminiscent of Plastikman or Maurizio, and it’s the kind of disciplined, patient minimalism which Costello has completely mastered.

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