In recent years, Luke Hess has done more than most to keep the original futurist ethos of Detroit techno alive. Here he returns to Echochord Colour with an EP that neatly joins the dots between the spacey hypnotism most readily associated with the Motor City, the stretched-out, late night loops of Twilo-era Danny Tenaglia productions, and the unwavering chug of European deep house. This is particular evident on opener "Pillars of Creation", which expertly works an attractive, locked-in groove. He does a bit more stargazing on the more expansive, undeniably picturesque "Gravitation Effects", whilst still putting adequate emphasis on the track's rolling groove. There's a useful DJ tool included in the shape of "Crate Digging On Planet Omnom", a spoken word interlude laden with trippy effects and atmospheric field recordings.