Xela - The Sublime - 12" Vinyl
Stunning, sparkling and disarmingly ethereal, Bipolar's crystal clear production has a way of luring you in before spitting you back out again. Huge, revving basslines pack out each track's crisp, frosty atmosphere, bringing a big, rounded depth to his machinations. Of course in "Sublime" there's some fantastic virtuoso sax to contend with too, but who doesn't love a sax solo? "Like This" is big, brash and floor-razing; if it's not a staple near you now, it soon will be. final track "State Of Play" picks up the frozen vibes again, adding venom through an agile but heavyweight bassline. So much at play here, very impressive stuff.