Catalog #RHM 040
ReleaseW 41 - 2021
FormatVinyl - EU12''
 € 10,99 incl. VAT, excl. shipping


  1. total comfort
  2. q on 6
  3. foam to
  4. connect in rest


(RH Record of the week review at the bottom of this text)

The multi-talented Dutch musician, Oceanic, debuts on Rush Hour.  The outstanding ‘Total Comfort’ EP, displays his skills as an increasingly confident producer  -  taking cues both from classic Detroit and UK techno whilst looking at the future with four slices of delicately woven post-modern breakbeat techno. Excellent stuff!

Rush Hour Store Record of the week W41:

DJ/producer Job Oberman is both one of the most versatile and talented artists to emerge from the Netherlands in the last few years.

Just look at some of his more recent output, that comprises a 40-minute registration of an ambient-leaning sit-down concert performed on his custom-made string instrument connected to a modular synth (2018’s ‘Live at de School’), his experimental mindclash with free jazz deity Greetje Bijma (2020’s ‘Swallow a Party’) and the set of club-ready derivations of his School performance that came out last year.

On his outstanding debut for Rush Hour the multi-talented Dutch musician displays his skills as an increasingly confident producer while keeping an eye out on the dancefloor, taking cues from classic Detroit-, mid-nineties UK- and post-modern Berlin breakbeat techno.

Opener ‘Total Comfort’ is a remarkable display of restraint - a retro-futurist slice of Detroit-inspired techno that relies on string structure solely without any dominant percussion, executed in a fashion reminiscent of some of Carl Craig’s nineties work.

‘Q On 6’ follows a similar path before the bear bones are buried under a pile of nervous stutter steps and pulsating bass. ‘Foam To’ and ‘Connect in Rest’ both hint at new directions for this gifted producer, taking the post-modern breakbeat techno sound to a whole new level. (RO) ⁣

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