A cornerstone of the Roam Recordings revival, Scott Boutin (aka Blue Soul) is an extremely talented and versatile producer. He has been spotted issuing singles for the likes of Whiskey Pickle, Thoughtless, and 3AM Devices as well as more experimental music under the moniker Archetypewriter. In his previous on Roam, "Summer Trip," Scott showed us his smoother '80s infused house sound. This new EP could not be more different, both tracks are mid-tempo, moody acid techno with a lot of attitude. The name of the first cut, "Sinister Ana," says it all; this track meticulously seeps in with an edgy acid bass line, gothic synths, and Arp synths that take mental prisoners through calculated transmutations. "The Menacing" is also aptly named, beckoning in all its glory with twisted horns and relentless acid notes while at the same time proving damn funky. In fact, both of these tunes maintain an 'evil' edge with grooves sure to creep into the body. This is not an EP for the fainthearted, but instead for those more adventurous DJs and dance floors ... dig in.
Nick Warren (Hope Recordings / Way Out West) - “Two amazing tracks. Well done.”
Sunshine Jones (Dubtribe) - “Deep and dirty!”
Sleazy McQueen - “This sh%t is wild!”
Terry Francis - “‘Sinister Ana’ for me.”
Rodion (Alien Alien) - “Super. Very beautiful stuff indeed.”
Stacey Pullen - “This is cool.”
Chrissy Murderbot (Planet Mu / Loose Squares) - ’Yes! I will play the sh%t out of this.“
Ulysses (Neurotic Drum Band) - ”‘Sinister Ana’ is great … totally a slow groover.“
Jarle Bråthen (Full Pupp) - ”Nice feel on ‘Sinister Ana’!“
Irregular Disco Workers (Disco Volante) - ”A really obscure and gothic soundsphere. I like the acid sound of ‘The Menacing’.“
The Zars (Till2012 Records / Progrezo Records) - ”Very cinematographic soundscapes.“
Leri Ahel (Mutant Disco Radio Show) - ”‘Sinister Ana’ is brilliant. Great track.“
Tee Cardaci (Low Down Grooves / Sine Qua Non) - ”Mid-tempo acid! A pleasant surprise. ‘The Menacing’ is just that … but a bit playful as well. Trippy!“
Deadbeat Disco Radio Show - ”From the opening squelchy beats it was pretty obvious this was going to be mint. Both cuts are superb … the acid-wiggle of ‘Sinister Ana’, the punchy beats and twisted groove of ‘The Menacing’ – wicked release.“
Danuta Kurkowski (Acid Ted Blog) - ”Dark, pulsating acid techno … fat beats, neurotic synths and all über-danceable."