The masterful Perc Trax culls another four cuts from the excellent Forward Strategy Group LP Labour Division for those who prefer their grainy techno in 12" format only. This record sums up the various stylistic approaches FSG take to the industrial sound on the album perfectly, with "Elegant Mistakes" a flailing, fractured rhythm shot through with the solder iron percussive stomp of Perc or Surgeon. Throughout there's a barely controlled sense of edginess that threatens to take control and unleash chaos without ever getting to that point. "Ident" meanwhile is a hazy melange of fuzzed out synths that provides some calm before the Factory Floor meets Ben Klock stripped back metallics of "Nihil Novi" appears. A radio mix of "Metal Image" completes this release and doesn't remove one iota of the original's eerie textures and understated percussive hiss of Regis-in-experimental-mode.
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