Ilian Tape has been on fire this year with stunning releases from the Zenker Brothers, Stenny and Skee Mask, but Andrea has trumped all of them with this wondrous EP. "Outlines" is techno of immense heft, both viscerally and emotionally. Colossal drums underpin gorgeous, yearning synth melodies (those on the title track and "Rainbow" are out-and-out tearjerkers), conjuring up images of making love in a violent thunderstorm. Broken beats for breaking hearts. You know what to do.
Favorite track: Rainbow.