ITAL TEK – GOLDEN
My love of Ital Tek is well ingrained having fallen in deep amour with the Midnight Colour LP, and subsequently awed by his versatility with follow up Nebula Dance which merged that glimmering synth sound with warped footwork flavours. ‘Golden’ was a Christmas freebie from Tek (Alan Myson,) which sounds like a perfect convergence of both those albums – gloriously bright pads, expansive and coercive glacial stabs and classic electro hits replete with increasingly distorted 808s. Glorious stuff. Made my Christmas, although my Nan wasn’t too keen. Didn’t have the warm cheery festiveness of Dean Martin apparently.