Despite a sizeable armoury of material for some excellent labels over the years (Clone, Creme, Frustrated Funk, Abstract Forms) Scottish producer Marco Bernardi remains one of the unsung talents currently in operation. Perhaps being under the radar is what Bernardi prefers - it certainly grants him the artistic freedom to go wherever his creative impulses take him, and on this excellent debut release for the flourishing Rawax operation, it's two tracks of experimental if eminently rewarding fare. Lead track "Cyber" draws on themes of technological paranoia amidst a backdrop of dystopian electro characterised by distinct elements of sonic despair. In contrast "Secret Surprise" takes a more positive slant on the Detroitian electro sound, with sparse drum programming cascading around the spaces between the thick analogue bass line and incandescent synth lines.
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