Tomas Jirku Metropolis, Montreal QC June 3
Published Jun 04, 2011Canadian techno producer Tomas Jirku was launched into the spotlight after playing MUTEK back in 2000, so in some ways, this set brought Jirku full circle. Playing all new material at his performance, Jirku started off early on with a track from Psilence, his latest release on the basic_sounds netlabel. The set was incredibly varied in mood, starting with dub-laced techno and going on to poppier, vocal-based tracks including remixes of Vancouver artists Circlesquare and Longwalkshortdock, before taking the sound into an even darker place. Jirku played a polished and versatile set that seamlessly incorporated his slightly funked-up Detroit side, a subtle samba-like rhythm and even some tasteful ethereal vocals underneath lasers. Hard to pin down and just as hard to stay still to.