Prodigal talent Scntst, with support from Annie Mac, Moxie, and Rinse FM, follows his 2014 guest mix for Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Family Mixtape with Puffer, his second full-length release and the follow-up to his acclaimed 2013 debut Self Therapy (BNR 021 CD/113 LP). When Bryan Müller first appeared on the scene as Scntst aged 17 he was instantly tipped as one to watch. Now 21, with several EPs and an acclaimed debut album under his belt, his production style continues to grow in stature. He grew up in Munich on a diet of hip-hop and rock, and trace elements can still be found in his gritty production style and confrontational attitude. He has cemented his reputation as a producer who destroys dancefloors, while delighting and surprising his audiences with innovative and unexpected sounds and textures. This production flair is expressed even further in the electronic soundscapes of Puffer, which flexes Scntst's production muscles across the bridge of dancefloor music and ambient sound. From the opening lush and ethereal atmospheres of "Render for Peace," the simple structures and elements of the album make it playable almost anywhere, including the club. Scntst operates in the dark depths for most of the album, firing delicate rhythms across the ocean floor with the likes of "Ice" and "Zuge" but a sea-change takes place at the album's mid-point on "Mondquelle (Reviewed)," when dub influences begin to take over. Channeling the ghosts of Basic Channel, Scntst then steps off the abyss on "Hendy" and "Flight" before melting into subtle abstraction on the beautiful "Kristall Edition (Fusion Mix)" and the shimmering H8 Drop." Full of subtlety, emotion, and moments of sheer beauty, Puffer is the work of an artist in full command of his production powers. In an age of fragmented listening and limited attention spans, Puffer pulls you in for the immersive album experience.
01. Render for Peace
02. Life of Ares
03. Hygh 2K12
06. H8 Drop
08. Mondquelle (Reviewed)
09. Mondquelle (Spirit Mix)
13. Kristall Edition (Fusion Mix)
14. Uv Houzz
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