The good folks at Nutriot just brightened my whole summer with the news that Dominic Stanton, aka Domu, is back behind the production boards.

Known most famously as a broken beat pioneer and for his drum and bass releases with 4hero‘s legendary Reinforced Records, the man of many monickers (Umod, Yotoko, Rima, Zoltar, Blue Monkeys, Realside …) disappeared from the music scene four years ago with an epic good-bye letter that left a lot of true fans, myself included, utterly heartbroken.

Now it appears Domu is back, at least for a little bit. He just put out a compilation of rare and unreleased drum and bass tracks from his days producing under the name Sonar Circle. As a special treat, the release also includes two new Sonar Circle songs — the first two recordings that have surfaced from Domu since his retirement in 2009. You can hear one of the tracks here.

The album, released on his new label Sonar’s Ghost, is available for purchase via Bandcamp. You can stream it in it’s entirety below.

I don’t know if this means Domu is back in the game for good, but after four years, I’ll take what I can get. This note from the Bandcamp page bodes well though:

“Sonar’s Ghost launched in August 2013 as an online digital outlet to sell rare and unreleased music alongside new productions by Dominic Stanton. New tracks will be varied and made when time allows with no pressure or commitments.”

Do you, Domu. By all means, do you.


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