Rumour has it Federico Leocata was uncovered by none other than the alchemist of electro, Gerald Donald. Whether this is idle gossip or gospel truth cannot hide the fact that this Italian machinist has proved his worth with some stunningly sheer cuts on some cracking labels. Now Leocata is lending his clinical skills to Shipwrec with "Archetypen". "In Der Nacht" is sculpted with frigid surgical precision. Stark melodies mingle with starker percussion before vocoder lyrics melt with soaring strings. "Von Der Flue" allows a thaw to set in, textured tones arc and bend to a rasping rhythm in this alluring work. Leocata shows another side to his style with the incandescent brightness of "Zeitdilatation." Aluminium brushed basslines are pricked by fizzing drums in a piece that ties together the two poles of electro and electronica. The darkest piece is left to the end. The sinister and skeletal "Archetypen" trills with haunting harmonies and sinister samples for a chilling finale to an EP that explores four very different avenues of machine music.