Approach every Motech release like a suspicious package in the mall and call in the bomb squad because there’s a pretty good chance there’s something fucking explosive in here. I hadn’t a clue who Yeti Mind Tricks was before I tore off the lid on this but “Distance” — the track and the EP — is incendiary. The track toys around with a short vocal loop, a minimal set of chords and a drum machine chasing its own extinction or a desired state of hypnotic frenzy. I’ve seen sufis stomping and chanting the Ninety-Nine Beautiful Names of God and it had an effect like this. It’s music that lifts your heart while it simultaneously sucks the oxygen right out of the room.
Yeti Mind Tricks is apparently one Kristoffer Barton, a native of Glasgow and the founder of the city’s BASSment promotion. Whatever his production experience, his taste is exquisite. I detect a definite Robert Hood influence to these tracks; “It’s a Feeling” gives strong steely techno a disco flair the way Floorplan did and “Wanna Be” and “Misfit” capture other shades of Hood’s incredible output.
Yeti Mind Tricks: Distance EP (Motech / June 4 2021 / Digital)
1. Yeti Mind Tricks: Distance (05:32)
2. Yeti Mind Tricks: It’s a Feeling (05:45)
3. Yeti Mind Tricks: Waana Be (05:54)
4. Yeti Mind Tricks: Misfit (06:10)
⚪️ Disclosure Statement: This record was submitted as a promo on behalf of the label.