Having initially set out his stall with a fine debut 12″ on Mork last year, NTHNG returns with a similarly impressive follow-up. Opener “1996” sets the tone, layering drifting, Larry Heard influenced chords and surprisingly soulful vocal samples atop a rolling techno rhythm. “Vision Us” continues in a similar deep techno vein, with ricocheting percussion hits and dreamy, eyes-closed chords enveloping a chunky, bass-heavy groove. Finally, he lets his melancholy get the better of him on “Vision On”, whose drifting, bittersweet ambient chords offer a becalmed counter-point to a jazz-flecked, broken techno groove. It’s all impeccably produced, of course, and offers just the right balance between dancefloor nous and mood-altering musicality.