- Release Date 2010-12-02
- Label Mad Hatter Recordings
- Catalog MH049
Ed kicks things off with Flat Line a rolling, stripped back tribalistic track. Which in spite of its title the never refuses to flatline, as electronic bleeps fizz and whirr to life.
Beatmode continues on his journey of groundbreaking remixes with his remix of Flat Line,chunky bass high octane percussion and a massive drop halfway through.
Providing a bold contrast to the percussive groove of Flat Line is the dark moody, synth-heavy Monitor, a pulsating, throbbing tune that seeps into your brain. Matt Smallwood's mix adds his trademark tribal rhythms to a stark arrangement.
Closing track, Wake Up adds a slick vocal sample mimicking the rhythm of a cardiac machine, as the degenerative beats plough on, there's a sense of urgency and vibrancy to be found.
The Caine N Anians mix forgoes the vocal sample, instead opting for tempo shifts to evoke differing states of transience, taking the listener on a journey of the sub consciousness.
Brooding, dark and clinical, this EP breathes new life into the techno genre, resuscitating and invigorating from start to finish.