As Benjamin Damage delivers his third album this autumn, it is easy to forget that he has only been releasing records since 2010. Just two years after his first track was released, he dropped his first album They!Live, alongside production partner Doc Daneeka, to critical acclaim. The following year witnessed his first solo album release with Heliosphere, marking a pronounced sonic sci-fi development towards Plaid and Jeff Mills and hailed by critics as a return of soul and warmth to the cold industrial world of Berlin techno. Mining a deeper furrow than 2013s Heliosphere, Obsidian for the main part eschews panel-beating rhythms. Unraveling in a dream-like realm where melody has space between the kicks and snares, the album affects a more emotional dancefloor pull.