In the 2 years since Aquarian’s 2012 debut, Obsidian he has kept a low profile with rare appearances at some of New York’s finest underground parties and the occasional remix for artists he holds in high regard. It is a less traversed path - one that requires patience and appreciation of a slow build, which at times may seem at odds with the brooding objectively abrasive sonic palette his music pulls from. His music is unabashedly North American, bridging the gap between European and American styles. It is unsurprising when you consider his general love of music ranging from experimental punk and cerebral IDM. At the same time drawing influences equally from classic 90s detroit techno acts such as Drexcyia and Underground Resistance and classic dubstep records. With his debut championed by the likes of Fact Magazine, Resident Advisor and Spin, which called “Motherisk” “a 140-BPM banger that balances Drexciyan squelch and surgically syncopated drum programming with tumbling Amen breaks” Aquarian’s return sees him delve deeper into break-riden, hardcore inspired techno wrapped in grime and jungle. With devastating swells and low-ends that challenge some of the most powerful of sound systems the self-titled EP is his most definitive statement. No glitz, no frills, just brooding, decidedly modern American techno.