Two of Figure’s core artists combine their production forces on this release, presenting a fully fledged EP of their joint studio efforts. Spanish azid-wizard Regal teams up with Len Faki himself for some tracks that are as lively and versatile as they are effective and cut for the club.
A particularly delicious fruit of their teamwork is 'The End', a weighty albeit restrained techno- stepper. While tides of Reese bass rumble underneath, it slowly paves the way for its delicate melody. A masterclass in panning is 'VCO', with multiple layers of well-placed frequencies flimmering vigorously and taking listeners for a beatless ride to outer space. On 'Abroad' the team then drops some deeply resonating squelches of acid, unleashing an electric storm onto the final track's haunting chimes.
A collaboration in its truest sense, Figure 77 succeeds at bringing out both artists' respective strengths. More than the sum of its parts, here the fusion of two prolific producers' talents makes for one exceptional record.