A new Full Panda release has landed. These guys have been putting out some deliciously leftfield techno since 2009 and it's always great to see a label which proposes new ways of delivering a genre. This collaboration between Yuka and Stanislav Tolkachev starts off with "Element X", a perplexing frenzy of melting bass lines and squawking melodies which mould to create a strange journey into outer space. "Chlorum" gives the impression of a chemical substance both in name and in tone, where filtered, tinny sounds are moved forwards by a hefty bass drum. There's no mercy over on the flip, with "Self-Renewal" and its militant use of reverbs, delays and growls; but things turn truly bizarre on "Hexapoda", another medley of phantasmal melodies and disjointed beats. Impeccable arrangements from this otherworldly label.
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