Following the artist’s 2020 debut on Edit Select, Linear System‘s latest release has found a home on a venerated techno institution. The Extensive Research EP arrived by way of Dutch label Planet Rhythm on April 9th. The six-track effort is available in digital and vinyl format.
Linear System’s style of minimal techno expands further in the Extensive Research EP. “Inanimate Things,” which opens the effort, sounds akin to the atmospheric sound encapsulated in last year’s Space Exploration and January’s Further Exploration. The title track deviates with Jeff Mills-esque dissonance, however, with foreboding synths building up to visceral textures in “Mercury.” Meanwhile, cerebral melodies and sultry tension define “Thermodynamics” and “Accurate.”
Aside from the fact that the project is based in Girona, Spain, no information is available that would point to Linear System’s identity. Their releases on Edit Select and Dynamic Reflection have nonetheless garnered support from the likes of Laurent Garnier, Ben Sims, DVS1 and Slam, among others.
The Extensive Research EP can be purchased both digitally and as a 12-inch vinyl record via Planet Rhythm Bandcamp.