Sasha – Ether (Original Mix)
For whatever reason — call it fortune on our part — Sasha seems to have been stirred from his sleep and is now on a solo production tear. After presenting “Vapourspace” in March — his first original in three years — the Welsh legend is back again with another single on Last Night On Earth.
“Ether,” as the new track goes, arrives with both an original and intro mix. Beginning with the latter version delivers the kind of overtly emotional Sasha-satisfaction that we’ve grown to love from his catalog. The slowly ascending tide of the track is carried forward by dancing rides and vocal splices before falling ever so tediously to silence.
As to the original mix, Sasha provides a conspicuously less melodic take, opting for a tech house structure that hinges on its off-beat percussion and oscillating bassline. As with all his compositions, the track steadily rises in tension and flavor, stringing one along quite naturally for a whole 9 minutes.