A new year and of course we're in to review a new album from the ever active underground producer Sascha Müller who comes up with cat.no
. 049 of his own label Supersix Records Extra here. Opening the selection of 12 tracks we come across "Ätherwellen", a pumping TechHouse / HardHouse effort for all those in love with dope grooves and hypersexed minimalism, "Black Out" serves threatening ElectroTechno partly reminiscent of early 00s productions by Heckmann, The Hacker, Beroshima and the likes of whilst introducing a sweet, melodic Acid line for fans of AcidTrance before "Black" takes busy floors deep into atmospheric TechTrance spheres, floating along dubbed out pads for 353 seconds. The name of "Bongo Bongo" is pretty much self-explanatory, fusing dark, hollow Techno grooves and loads of bongo percussion layers, "Break Your Mind" is about to do exactly this, focusing on a mixture of HardTechno and uberly compressed drums on the border to Hardcore, accompanied by razor sharp hihats and a recycled melody we've surely heard in another of Sascha Müller's productions before whilst "Carnague" serves a menu of warped, electronic distortions and other non-structural experimentalisms and "Cocaine *Straight From Bogota Mix" brings proper Techno, smacking snares and repetetive sawtooth synths for a maximum dancefloor boost in peaktime sets. Announcing the "Death Of Disco" through highly defined production, 808 drums and loads of twisted bleeps the artist weighs in Minimal Techno in its original, fast paced form, "Der Tag" recycles one of the biggest anthems once produced by the long forgotten German supergroup Bodenständig 2000 to a great, HardHouse-reminiscing effect, "Desparado" serves tool'ish, functional 140+bpm Techno with a 'no mercy' attitude and "Digital Audio" is as clean and stripped down as a classic Techno track can be. Finally the "Electronic Foundation" is built of super solid, hypnotizing Acid / AcidTrance to infuse ever climaxing madness into every punters veins for a reason. Great selection, this.
Review by baze.djunkiii for Psychedelic Kitchen.