Train To Eltanin - "Amino Acid Side Chains" (4:44)
DJ Plant Texture - "Yeah Boy" (4:46)
Nothus - "Konnor 3012" (5:30)
Marco Segato - "Pirate Utopias" (live) (4:37)
Soreab - "AVP" (4:24)
Review: The XCPT Music label continues to establish itself as a go-to outlet for those who like freaky late night sounds. Like previous instalments of the Time Dance series, this various artists affair is a wild collisions of creative styles. There's the restless and kinetic techno malfunctions of "FB2THSN", deep drum patterns of "Amino Acid Side Chains" and footwork made of DJ Plant Texture's "Yeah Boy" on the first side alone. The flip goes hard and dark with the industrial bass of "Konnor 3012", frenzied electro of "Pirate Utopias" and dystopian sound-scaping that is "AVP" .
Review: It's pretty easy to see where Train To Eltanin were coming from with the album title here. The moment the staccato, off-beat proto-electro opener "Swimming Angels" reveals itself, shades of Transparent Sound abound, this is clearly the work of people who enjoy realising what the future may sound like by combining the vision of humans with the effects of digital instrumentation. From that glittering, starry-eyed introduction, through the tougher and far more mechanical factory floor breaks of "Page Table Isolation", the erratic, wasp-in-jar tension of "Unexpected Store Exception", and soaring arpeggiation of "Ricominciare Dalla Fine", the whole affair feels dreamlike - unpredictable, far reaching, a truly wild ride through the outer rings of electronic music, touching on IDM, industrial and jungle, without succumbing to the pressure of conforming to any genre in particular.