TOKI FUKO | Spring Ray (Silent Season)
Toki Fuko has quietly slipped out some high-grade ambient electronics over the past 10 years, but this 2xLP drop on the ever excellent Silent Season represents some his most striking work to date.
In line with the label’s aesthetic, gauzy dub techno atmospheres prevail in the main, as thick billowing clouds of chord drift over submerged, stripped down rhythms. There is also space for other moods to infect the process though – there’s a laconic 90s chill-out room groove to Spring Ray (Outtake), which then gets reshaped as a pattering percussive meditation on the EP’s closing mix. Stunning, immersive approaches from start to finish.