Your average techno purist will likely stab me metaphorically for calling this techno, but the deep bassline, darkness and risers just about qualify it – the talking Nina-esque vocals probably take it away but it’s an interesting listen.
Growling acid-influenced remix from the master Len Faki – it doesn’t sound much to start but it gets almost pensively angry – in a joyous way.
Rough-edged dark techno track about something miles and miles and miles and miles away.
A lesser-known yet tough and uncompromising track from Mr G, who rarely fails to provide.
I was listening to my playlist and thought, oooh this is a bit good. And then I saw it was by Richie Hawtin. Temporarily discombobulated, it is easy to forget with all the bullshit that he encircles himself with, along with the wanky loopy digital ‘DJing’ that he is actually an excellent producer, and this is a return to form with a brooding, 13-minute long techno beauty. More please.
This caught me a little off-guard. It encompases unusually soaring vocals whilst gradually building into quite a long, gloomy techno track. It wasn’t until the gloominess kicked in around the 5 minute mark that it all made sense – especially with the seagull noises.
I’ve always liked Sleeparchive, this has has trademark scratchy kind of noise at times, along with some powerful drums.
I’d just had the most frustratingly thick customer on the line then I heard this track, I just love the rolling bassline that kicks in after the breakdown, it makes so much sense. A techno track but with a hint of tech-house about it.
Gently rising, throbbing being on Klockworks.
Dreamy, crackly techno to finish a night with.
Perfectly encapsulating Nina’s sound with this flight through space in trippy techno format.
It’s trance, Jim, but not as we know it. This breaks down into almost semi-cheese trance territory before bypassing back into a straight-forward techno track. Solid.
Cracking album too.