Respected as both a DJ and a producer in the fields of electronic and techno music and with almost one hundred releases already to his name, Inigo Kennedy could be forgiven for taking it easy. Yet 'Transaction' is not just a new album but a consistently excellent one, which manages to convey the powers of humanity just as much as it confirms his technical expertise.
Opening track 'Passing Doorways' conjures up images of futuristic cityscapes amidst an inspired mix of whirrs, clicks, breakbeats and celestial melody. 'Runway Dreams' is a noticeably darker, dub-inflected journey, which gives the unmistakeable impression that danger is lurking around every corner. Menace is replaced by sadness and romantic longing for 'Quirky Night'; serving as ideal accompaniment for Junior Boys' outstanding 'Last Exit' album. The wintry chill of 'Ideas Arriving' is another moving passage of music and the haunting, shimmering power of 'Faraway Towns' ensures the compelling music continues right through to the end of the record. So although 'Transaction' may be wordless, its techno melodies suggest a very different (but no less persuasive) kind of soul music.