The idea behind Boltfish Recordings' Tandem series is simple: release material from two electronica artists and combine in on to a single CD. Naturally, the success of this venture depends on whether the two featured acts complement each other. In the case of Russian musician Pavel Malamanov AKA Test Pressing and Durham duo October Man, they're certainly different but it's highly likely if you like one then you'll like the other too. Rather bizarrely, the first Test Pressing track is made up of seemingly relentless bleeping; it's melodic but in an almost teeth-grindingly childish way. Thankfully it's unrepresentative of Malamanov's other tracks which exhibit tunes of a much more chilled-out variety. October Man - who intriguingly claim to be inspired by the early works of Babybird - reveal a mastery of autumnal melancholia; reaching a moving, pastorally-flavoured peak on 'Let's Go Out' whilst 'Somewhere To Stay' captures the nostalgic, eerie essence of Boards Of Canada. More than anything, 'Tandem 1' is a useful primer for further investigation into both acts.