Croatian producer Petar Dundov’s stunning music manages to marry both ideals in the most explosive of fashions. To Dundov, “techno is music that precedes movement. It is dance music, solid enough to carry emotions through the dance floor and abstract enough to be a template for ever'.
Petar Dundov makes intelligent electronic music that breaks boundaries, moves feet and twists minds.
Of the producers who emerged during the heady days of the 90s, few have continued to release great music. In fact, apart from Luke Slater, Regis and Neil Landstrumm, the passage of time has led to them following rather than setting trends. There are too many examples of once distinctive artists going down the big room minimal route to document here. In other instances, age has led to a ‘mellowing out’ process that leads to not a deeper sound but in reality bland factory-line fodder. While Petar Dundov’s latest album is certainly more laid-back than the storming intensity of his Brother’s Yard releases, he hasn’t sacrificed creativity, ideas or imagination in the process.
Unlike many of his peers, Ideas From The Pond shows that Dundov is not treading water and has grown older, wiser and more creative.