Applied Rhythmic Technology revisit Rapture, the rather fine return to production for amiable Detroit native Claude Young and studio sparring partner Takasi Nakajima. Label boss Kirk DeGiorgio steps up for the A Side duties, flipping the classic Motor City strains of the original into a growling industrial tinged behemoth that's fully primed for those peak time moments - though some of the original's charm is retained via those airy melodies which are stretched to breaking point. Surprisingly it's the flipside remix from Dutchman TJ Kong that really comes correct, aligning with the authentic machine funk endeavours of the Lowlands crew. Rippling, ever deviating rhythms are at the core, with undulating synth patterns soaring above the constant metallic crunch of drum machine funk. The midway swerve into heaving chunks of shimmering melody will prove illuminating in the right environment.
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