Cosmin TRG – “Gordian” – [50 Weapons]
Romanian-born and Germany-based Cosmin TRG’s latest release on 50 Weapons seems more subdued than earlier works. Planted firmly somewhere in the techhouse pantheon, this album is simultaneously polished and clean with the xylophone hits of “Gordian” while seeming to capture the dirty, raw essence of Chicago and Detroit of old with chunky, hissing hits on “Desire is Sovereign.” Dancable, melodic and yet meditative at times. ??As dance music is concerned, this is on the quieter, introspective tip, suitable for zoning out on a cloudy day or lurking in the shadows at the club and avoiding all your friends.