Korablove comes back with stunning full length for Pro-Tez records. «Sociopath’s Diary» is very mature and a well rounded body of work by Roman Smirnov. Korablove has an uncanny ability to construct an uplifting and melancholic, emotive mood, fuelled by the pulse of a tricky, toothy beat and dreamy pads. Recorded in Moscow over the past half year in the same recording studio as Scsi-9 use, «Sociopath’s Diary» features also some of Roman’s friends and colleagues. Ryba contributed gorgeous vocals for the track «Nothing to Say» that is starting to put this album in the post-club listening bracket but the run of tracks from «Percussionata» to ‘I luv u so dub’ maintains an ambiguous function that can easily keep the party perked or reclined depending on your inclinations. Also features one of the Pro-Tez bosses Ed Vertov on the tracks «Spirit of an Age » that has a small spiritual message and the voice of «Sociopath». Overall it is a fine triumph for lush, funky and ultra clean minimal techno.