Go Hiyama – Postmodern Review
Japanese export Go Hiyama has graced some heavyweight techno institutions in the past including James Ruskin’s Coda, Spain’s Warm Up and Belgium’s ever reliable Token imprint. He begins the new year with a return to Perc Trax, his third appearance on the unstoppable London based imprint.
“Postmodern” is a deeply atmospheric track built on foundations of white noise similar to the techniques used by prominent glitch or click house producers such as Akufen from the early 2000s. It’s not an unwelcome return either, with the track building to a screeching climax. Stroboscopic Artefacts boss Lucy steps up for remix duties with a slightly more accessible version that stays true to the original but implements additional layers of percussion and teases your senses with the key elements.
“Concrete Advance” strips things back to the bare elements providing a linear background to the haunting horns that drift in and out of the mix and there’s also the implementation of a subtle yet effective breakdown. The Deadsound and Videohead mix completes the package nicely, tipping its hat towards the more industrial broken beat techno that emerged from Madrid some years back. A sophisticated release that offers something for everyone with a interest in techno.