Released: May 2008
Label: Spectral Sound
Osborne is the four-four moniker for Todd Osborn (mind the "e"), a Detroit-area producer with roots in drum 'n' bass and breakbeats (recording as Soundmurderer for Aphex Twin's Rephlex label). On his debut album under the Osborne guise, he ranges from classic Detroit techno to summer-of-love house. On "Outta Sight" and "Downtown," retro Italian piano keys dot plush ambient textures of synthesizer. "L8" and "Evenmore" channel godfather Juan Atkins' bubbling 808 electro, as Osborne pays due respect to hometown heroes without being a copycat.