RA Review: Peter Van Hoesen Uncovered 2008-2018

Res­i­dent Advi­sor has their say on all three vol­umes of this exten­sive release. 

Last Autumn Peter Van Hoe­sen announced he would release Uncov­ered 2008 – 2018, a 52 track, three-vol­ume set of unre­leased mate­r­i­al. The first edi­tion focused on ambi­ent works, the sec­ond on slow­er pro­duc­tions and the final one was com­piled of faster tech­no and break­beat-focussed tracks.

Fol­low­ing the release of the final vol­ume, Res­i­dent Advi­sor took to their plat­form to have their say on the release as a whole. First­ly, they cred­it Peter as one of tech­no’s most reli­able artists, with a dis­tinc­tive style that has endured even as trends and tastes pass him by’ set­ting the tone for the remain­der of the review. 

Touch­ing on Vol. 1, they con­clude For Hoe­sen heads, the com­pi­la­tion’s ambi­ent sec­tion will be the most intrigu­ing’. Break­ing down Vol. 2, Van Hoe­sen trudges into the slow­er, heav­ier tech­no he first explored on 2010’s still-astound­ing first album, Entrop­ic City. With so much space amid the beats, his sounds come alive.’ And when speak­ing on Vol. 3 they don’t hold back with com­ments like There are also odd diver­sions like Oscar Trance Box,” whose throt­tling bassline could make most DJs who claim to play trance in 2019 blush.’

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