American Nik Dawson aka Bookworms has made a name of himself with his loose, trippy yet very direct hitting sound, releasing on L.I.E.S., Confused House (with Steve Summers) and recently Nord. His 2016 album “Xenophobe” on Bank Records showcases him beautifully; going from a deep, warm, funky sound into no-nonsense techno territory, ending up in haunting ambient. Dawson’s material is often based on experimental hardware live sets where he is using analog gear, keeping it fresh, unexpected and intriguing.