Continuing a prolific run this year on Figure, veteran German producer Johannes Heil launches a new alter-ego with 'Cryptik'. Combining his trademark darker techno explorations, with more positive, uplifting melodies, Cryptik offers a yet-unseen take on Heil's sound, always versatile, always breaking the mold. From thundering bass energy, a floating chord structure emerges in 'Source Code'. Underpinned by massive, solid drums, its ambient melodies create the perfect juxtaposition and a distinctive, curious creature is born.Fully embracing broken-beat electro vibes, 'Back Door' takes us to an alternative dancefloor where sneaky dubbed-out fx and stirring emotional synths set a killer late night scene. Classic Detroit melodies meet the cold winter streets of Berlin in this rare example of Heil's alternative side.'Phantoms' completes this first taste of the sound of Cryptik, in a cinematic interlude or 'incidental' piece, that represents purist techno just as well as the either of two beat-infused tracks. Its all in the mood, the atmosphere, and the textures. Cryptik = Techno Diversity!masterclass in modern minimalism.