“Post-trance” from an in-form French techno artist.

With minimum fanfare, Voiski has emerged as one of France’s top techno producers. The heads have been in the know for a while (cries of “amazing!” and “masterpiece!” appear on lots of his Discogs entries), and he’s released records on the crème de la crème of techno labels, including Delsin, Construct Re-Form, Field and L.I.E.S. But he’s only become an international concern over the past few years. Voiski’s sound has a subtle musicality that sets him apart from other techno producers. Early tracks like “In A Straight Line” and “Ad Infinitum” are tender and melodic, despite their chest-compressing kicks and trippy sound design. Go Play Your Games on Russian Torrent Versions displays a mastery of paranoid bombs. I’ll Be Your Maple Pecan Tonight on Dekmantel UFO brought it all together on a single 12-inch.

Voiski is also an experienced live performer, appearing around the world both as a solo act and with his compatriots Zadig, Birth Of Frequency and Antigone as Unforeseen Alliance. For this RA Session, he presents something new: a take on what he calls “post-trance,” which amounts to bright, unfurling synth arpeggios and a complete absence of drums. Equal parts Berlin School synth exploration and endless techno breakdown, it shows the emotional nuances that’ve been lurking in Voiski’s music for years.

From Resident Advisor