DoC brings another quirky gem from Japan’s high priestess of geek-techno. Akiko, now splitting her time between Tokyo and Berlin, is quickly becoming one of the leaders in the techno scene. Her obtuse and often anti-dancefloor tracks show a fresh approach to production coupled with an almost childlike innocence. However, this is quickly forgotten when you hear a track like “Rainbow in the hand” which is a very strong, breakbeat driven peak hour track. It’s Akiko’s very unique approach to production that makes here stand apart for the legions of producers that seem to just be imitating each other. Her music comes directly from her heart, and can be clearly felt in every song. You can catch Akiko as she travels around Japan now and will be touring Europe and North America in late 2007 / early 2008. Otherwise, you’ll just get what you deserve.