Announcing as the second standalone EP ahead of Len Faki’s highly anticipated debut album Fusion (due out later this year), ‘Fusion 02/03’ will be released on 17th March and the first single ‘Gamma’ drops today. The EP provides a new outlook on the producer’s sounds, going far beyond the confines of techno that he previously has been known and lauded for.
Opening the record in bold yet sensible style, ‘Gamma’ subtly transcends the dancefloor functionality by anchoring its driving momentum in a wistful and enigmatic melody; a regular of Berghain, Faki also occasionally plays the upstairs room – where the bumping house of his own ‘It’s Time (to Move Your Body)’ could well go down as the highlight of a long night, whizzing with colourful synths and anthemic vocals. ‘Yantra’ then is a reminder of the powerful, loopy and trippy techno, which Faki (amongst all the newfound sonic explorations) has still not lost his appetite and knack for. A genuine counterpart, ‘Shri Yantra’ then picks up elements of its predecessor, reframed in an enveloping breakbeat journey through time and space.
Going past the constraints of his previous work, Faki’s signature style is still very much audible on this EP, while also showing how there are still endless possibilities to develop. Stay tuned for one more special EP (x35) before the final release of the Fusion double album.