Following up 2020's Inner Call, Jeroen Search returns to Token with another serving of characteristically hypnotic purism. Aether draws on classic, tripping motifs designed for maximum drive.
Opener Nightshade kicks off proceedings with a stylish lead sequence. Dry and effective, the track makes the most of its limited components, opening up briefly for a considered breakdown before returning to the driving repetition that will come to define the record. Zero Day Exploit follows-another crisp, beautifully executed composition that bears all the hallmarks of a seasoned engineer. On the flip, title track Aether brings some extra swing to proceedings, with drum machine patterns building tension as the main riff twists over its run time. Closer Rejection Rate sees the record out, a dense peak time roller complete with elegant chord stabs.