Scuba – Triangulation (2010)
Triangulation is Rose’s second full-length release that breaches a classification of genres, which I would almost classify as ambient two-step meeting minimal techno in the abandoned tunnel of dub. On the title of the album, Rose hints at the blend of genres: “It’s basically the three central musical ideas of house/techno, dubstep and this weird drum `n bass stuff. These were the three inputs, if you like.” And that’s not a surprise. Having lived and performed in Germany as of late (Rose runs a monthly event at Berlin’s Berghain), the sound of minimalism has clearly crept up into his production. That includes a few four-to-the-floor stomping tracks in the spirit of Berlin’s sound, as well as crystal clear and tight production wrapped around the low frequencies of rumbling bass.