If there's someone you can count on for excellence in minimalism when it comes to techno, it's Mike Parker. This time it's Mote-Evolver he's doing the business for, turning out three po-faced slices of tough and stealthy tackle for the dance. "Spitting Electricity" uses neat and tidy polyrhythms to create a slip-sliding effect as the titular electricity undulates through a filter. "Polar Vortex" is more obtuse with its bubbling synth tone that comes straight out of the textbook of freaky sound effects in techno tracks. "Ice Fissure" too turns to canny sound design to make its point, not to mention audibly crafting the crack of the title over a slow marching kick.
Peter Van Hoesen, Brian James, JLG, Dave Miller, Tripeo, Brendon Moeller, Juno Recommends Techno, Edit Select, Hannu Ikola (Etherwerks), Philippe Petit, Resident Advisor, Gareth Wild (EarToGround Records), Ø [Phase]
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