Hackman returns on this EP for Halocyan Records in fine form as always. Semibreves first appeared on Halocyan’s own compilation Universal Quantifier late last year and now provides the title track for this EP, alongside another original, Grass Green, and remixes from Timo Maas and KiNK. At just 24 Hackman has already built an enviable musical CV, having released on stellar imprints such as 20:20 Vision, Futureboogie, GrecoRoman and PTN previously. 2011’s Agree to Disagree still stands out as one of the classic dance tunes of the last 10 years, all gorgeous melodies and heartbreaking vocal snips atop a pounding 4/4 backdrop. This EP takes things in a slightly more industrial direction, it’s muscular and hard-edged but the constant running through all 4 tracks is some gorgeous piano, that shows the more melodic side of Hackman’s compositions is impossible to contain. Hackman has popped up as a remixer on several EPs over the years, often stealing a march on the originals, but this time the pattern may just have been reversed as Timo Maas steps in to remix Hackman’s other track here, Grass Green, and created a staggeringly dark, pulsating clubland killer. KiNK then takes apart Semibreves, scattering analogue wizardry all over to create something utterly unique. Out on April 27th.