After a three-year gestation, Darrell Fitton's debut Bola LP turned out to be a varied, engaging listen. The tracks mostly follow in the style of heavily mechanistic, wistfully melodic post-techno first explored by Warp label artists like the Black Dog, Autechre, and Aphex Twin, but just as evident are the influences of artists such as Tangerine Dream, Skinny Puppy, and Vangelis (the 14-minute closing cut, "Whoblo," sounds like the soundtrack to a pornographic Blade Runner). Soup includes the best moments of Fitton's two previous Bola releases, Bola EP ("Forcasa 3") and the Aguilla 7" (the title cut).
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AllMusic Review by Sean Cooper