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Album Review: Lazersonic & Zak Frost – Adventures In Stereo Vol One (Adventures In Stereo)

By | Published on Tuesday 19 July 2011

Lazersonic & Zak Frost

DJ Zak Frost and producer Irfan Nathoo frequented the same clubs for over a decade until they met at T In The Park a few years back and subsequently decided to collaborate. Their initial releases together, on Tiga’s Turbo Recordings, received critical acclaim – with some terming their output “7am sound” – electronica with soul. And now they’re back with a new album via their own label.

The opener, ‘Kaleidoscope’, leans heavily on Orbital’s epic ‘Belfast’, but is lovingly crafted, and an exemplary start that’s hard to match. As the guy’s prove with what follows. ‘Strange’ is a peculiar meandering, trippy number, and next track ‘Levels’ just doesn’t cut it.

Things do improve with ‘Aquaplane’, a fine slice of old school electro tinged house, but other tracks that follow don’t really deliver on their potential. Until the finale ‘Stars’, that is, a lush vocal over uplifting synths and a tight beatsy background.

So, overall, more misses than hits, I’m afraid. But there are three decent tracks here, and ‘Kaleidoscope’ is highly recommended. And plans are afoot to take this show on the road, so perhaps unrealised potential will in deed be realised once this album is reworked for live performance. PV