Sweden's Arsenik Records must have wanted an original Sleeparchive EP so badly that they went and pressed his iconic stamp on one side of the 12". The man has been a pillar of the post-90s Berlin wave, and his original slew of hand-stamped EPs are in the bags of all the top players, week in and week out. "Grief" is a true slice of hypernormal industrialism, a tune that breaks out a pounding techno framework over deep, cavernous waves of hollow melodies and ringspun synth sounds, whereas "Roses" focusses more on its molecular sounds to transport the dancers into oblivion, but it's most certainly "Steel" that wins the battle of the most ominous, thanks to its FX-filtered bass and relentless groove. Blinding gear.
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