Christian Schafer made his name a few years back via a swathe of releases on the admirable Comeme label that offered a distinctively off-kilter - if still formidably club-ready - take on house music. He's at it again on "Tannin", his debut for Munich's Permanent Vacation label. Schafer sets the tone via the cymbal-heavy machine percussion and warped acid bass of "Tannin", before joining forces with Sano on bongo-laden analogue deep house workout "Ritmo". "Passant" is a deliciously hypnotic and trance inducing voyage through locked-in drums and echoing waves of synthesizer sounds, while the Kolkut ELbay edit of "Dancer" is deep, trippy and wonderfully positive. Closing the EP is the original version of that track, a looser and slightly sleazier affair made in cahoots with old pal Matthias Agauyo.