Saturday, April 18, 2015
It's been a few weeks since Sascha Müller's 31st album in his ongoing Supersix Records Extra-series appeared on the circuit but as the Uelsen-based producer serves quality as usual it's still one to go through in detail. Getting things off with the mechanical Techno of "Elektrotherapie" and its Kraftwerk-reminiscing melody the opener is a tune that purists will love for a reason whilst "Freak Show", being a solid Techno tool, keeps the floor nicely in motion just shortly before the prime time floor gets really busy. Blowing "Freaky Horns" surprisingly results in jumpy, rubber-like Acid lines here which are accompanied by pretty funky brass signals, "Gentech" creates functional MonoAcid for tool-loving jocks, the epicly named "In My House" explores deep Techno realms garnished with soft, floating, trance-inducing chords and decent high frequency strings before the German-titled "Kontrolliere" sports dry, hollow drums, vocoder vox and thin, modulated sawtooth synths that provide a more oldskool'ish, sketch'esque feel to the track like a long lost and rediscovered demo. Asian and slightly meditational vibes are served in the early stages of the 13+ minutes "Studio Live Session" which turns into a little clumsy piece of atmospheric Ethno Drum'n'Bass / Breakbeat later unfortunately lacking both a proper groove and bassline but brightens each ravers day with a huge piano break bringing back memories of the 1991 / 1992 era for a reason. More deep Techno vibes are brought to us by "Maga Tekken" which might be considered by some as a sweet closing tune at the end of a long night although the emerging Acid line possibly suggests there's another hour to go on and the precise, stripped down "MonoTone" nicely provides the right amount of fuel for floors to climb up the climax ladder a little further in terms of superfunctional Acid. "More Than" just a little bit of energy is provided by the heavily stomping title of the same name with its thrilling shakers and rolling basslines alongside razor-sharp hi-hats and shrieking big room Techno attitude sending ravers to heaven whilst the bouncy, strangely shuffled "Mystical" tune closes the albums after approx. 70 minutes with masterly crafted strings and a floating melody that's surely about to please all lovers of the sound of Trance ca. 1994. Sweet.