Release date: 16.07.2012
Music Style: Techno
Article No.: 1786264 / DEVELOPER002
Although his Modularz imprint has been receiving significant attention for its dark, textured take on techno functionalism, Developer’s Archive imprint is an opportunity to showcase his own material on limited vinyl only runs. While the beautiful marble charcoal pressing would, in the hands of other labels, be to distract from below par music, there’s nothing of the sort in evidence here, with the same intricate approach to sound design as contemporaries Silent Servant and Shifted. “Sangre Por Oro” takes a firm, yet ghostly stomp and foregrounds bleached out, ascending chords, while “Horns From The West” is an apt summation of its mood, with its Mariachi inspired melody and rolling drums. On the flip, “The Truth” goes for hypnotic key stabs shrouded in delay atop a rumbling rhythm, while “From The Womb” begins as an expectedly claustrophobic experience, with its muddy vocal snippet and shackling industrial rhythms, but slowly opening out with lighter hints of melody and gaseous atmospherics.