Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sascha Müller [Supersix Records Extra 026]

The man / machine they call Sascha Müller is back again with another twelve strong selection of tracks, bundled as the 26th untitled album in an ongoing series released via his very own Supersix Records imprint. Opening with the surprisingly detailed "Klikklakk 2" which presents a more snare-focused, atmosphere-led experimental Techno approach we're taken straight back to the center of the dancefloor with the stereo-field exploring, mad percussive Tribal Techno storm named "Kongo Beatz" followed by a cold, merciless banger going by the name of "Machine 2" partly crossing over into HardTechno realms. With his "Mechanik Wardrobe" Mr. Müller presents a more floating, organic journey that might be influenced by classic ProtoTrance but works well within a context of, likesay, Intelligent Techno that doesn't sound mechanical at all whilst the pounding "Messure 2" delivers a melodic yet stomping amalgamation of Hardbag House and ClubTechno with few dubby elements. The following "Meta 2" isn't meta at all but more like a super solid, down-to-earth Techno tool sporting some really haunting, anti-groov'ish percussion elements and psyched synth movements. The same roughly goes for "Metaplex II" if one's taking out the anti-groove thing. More m's are to be found in "Microprocessor" which seems to be the most positive, possibly even jumpy Techno tune on this album, one that's - albeit quite stripped down - created to put a proper E'd up smile onto all the raving crews faces for a reason: spiralling Acid lines for life. Uptempo minimalism is to be found in a tune named "Minimal Terrorismus" which is minimal for sure, but - despite of some weird groove experiments - shows no evidence of terroristic activities at all. It's more that kind of tune that'll recharge a crowds battery due to the use of decent, kinda ravey stabs and ghostly sounds flickering in the back like candle lights. Coming up next is "Neostatic", a battering sonic warfare which is about to please even Hardcore lovers with its hard hitting drums and overwhelming bassride, followed by the stone cold, psycho Techno assault "Nuclearer Winter" which pays intense homage to the dark side of Motor City, spiralling its way through nearly seven lightless minutes of sonic tension. Finally the albums closing tune "NumLock II" even fools around with military style snare rolls on top of a banging beat foundation and is proper fodder for all DJ's sporting a straight up no bullshit attitude. Nice. 


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