Nicolas Bougaïeff returns to NovaMute with Permutation Djinn, inspired by Greg Egan’s sci-fi novel Permutation City. Part one of a two EP series, the follow up EP will be released later this year. Following the success of recent NovaMute releases by Charlotte de Witte and ANNA, Nicolas has delivered a stellar techno EP. Permutation Djinn attempts to translate the stages of Egan’s novel into music while respecting the constraints of making club friendly tracks. Opener Woke Up As A Copy is an expansive track with ‘Blade Runner’-esque metallic reverberations. Panic Time Tryout is a peaktime cut, fostering the futurist atmosphere with an unsettling melody. Little Djinn is the most frenetic of the tracks whilst No Escape takes it back to peaktime with resounding drums and drills. For fans of Ricardo Villalobos, Len Faki, Ben Sims, Jay Lumen, Charlotte de Witte, ANNA, Chris Liebing.
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