Two LP set of Barry Lynn's Balancing Lakes. After last autumn's sublime Glyphic long-player, Boxcutter reverted to his given name for Balancing Lakes, a journey through his extensive back catalogue of material. These tracks date from the 2002-2005 period up to the time Lynn wrote his classic first album Oneiric. An early interest in UK garage is apparent in the two-steppy breaks of 'London' for instance, and minimal techno in 'LTI'. Balancing Lakes, though, feels like an album and not simply a collection of tracks. From the gorgeous, blissful amen jungle of 'Loving Dub' to the jazzy horns and otherworldly melodies of 'New Orleans', this compilation shows a man who was at the top of his game even before his debut release. 12 tracks. Planet Mu Records. 2008.