Shawn Rudiman - Flow State
A formidable and experienced voice in the field of electronic music, veteran producer Shawn Rudiman crafts an album that takes you on a journey through ecstatic highs and bolstering lows. Highly cinematic pieces tease rhythms and drops that never arrive. This is not a collection of music couched in nostalgia, but there is a simiarly feeling of of the varied sounds, elements and excitement in their use that harkens back to the first few years that saw expansive, full length techno albums being produced. Expressly emphasizing Rudiman's skill in sound design, many of these could be used as excellent DJ tools, or simply listened to all the way through its four sides for the full Flow State experience.