Title: Spectral Lines
Release Date: 17 February 2023
Supported by: Solomun, Armin van Buuren, John Digweed, Adriatique, Mind Against, Âme, Innellea, Joris Voorn, Magdalena, Agoria, Eelke Kleijn, The Element, David Lindmer, Grigoré, Novakk, ao.
Tash's Movement Recordings welcomes F-Act to the label for his debut EP. Hailing from Switzerland, Bruno Kaufmann aka F-Act has been a beloved talent in the progressive music scene for well over a decade. Often finding a nice balance between progressive house and trance, the Zurich resident has compiled an impressive resume since first emerging in 2009. Nick Warren's The Soundgarden, John OO Fleming's JOOF Recordings and LuPS Records have been key landing spots for Bruno's transcendent sound. Now, following a remix for Balkan Connection's BC2 to end the year, F-Act makes his Movement Recordings debut with a two-track showcase entitled 'Spectral Lines'.
Beloved for his powerful brand of progressive house, F-Act dials in another must have peak-time creation with 'Zeeman Effect'. Warm, well contoured grooves anchor the journey, while layers of clattering percussion, wavy arps and percolating synth lines add bounce and tension leading into the break. Advancing further across the interlude, icy pads and cosmic arps fade in and out of coherence, as buoyant beats and emotive chord changes converge for a colourful apex and nostalgic finale.
Meanwhile, the equally impressive 'Stark Effect' keeps the peak time energy established by its predecessor. Muscular grooves, crunchy rhythmic structures and emerging atmospheres set the course for astral themes and cosmic arps to provide a bridge into the main break. Looking to bring greater emotional depth, the centerpiece delights with its flickering overlays and prismatic effects, eventually giving way to a rush of drums and ethereal finale.