Omar S’s brand of Detroit techno isn’t as hubristic as his public image but it can be as threatening. A worker at the city’s Ford factory, he makes music as efficiently as a modern assembly-line, but it’s also imbued with soul. On “Day“, about which I have written before, he even samples the Supremes.
This song, the title track of his most recent long-player, is characteristic of his output: the rhythm is clackety but metronomic; there are murmurings of synth that wend their way through the track; at the apotheosis, resonant pings bounce around the two channels. Like everything else he makes, it’s masterful.