Boomkat Product Review:
Having, for our money, always ranked in amongst the most gifted and sonically astute electronic producers operating in the world today, and with a heritage that has seen him involved with the Chain Reaction, Din and Imbalance labels, as well as a production partner for some of Monolake's best material and a longtime figure in Basic Channel's peerless Hardwax axis, Berlin's T++ has over the last twelve months returned to the fold with two astonishing twelves for the newly minted Erosion imprint and now this, a mysterious two-track KILLER quietly released with nothing but a couple of blurry ink stamps on an anonymous looking twelve to go on. But what a twelve - honestly we've played this so LOUD in here that the walls have started to rattle - with the A-side track "Allied" employing the same metallic signatures that made this producer's work under the "Various Artists" moniker for the Chain Reaction imprint so memorable, accompanied by a bassline so deep and impossibly warm that it brings to mind Shackleton's signature "Blood on My Hands", propelled by that Berlin breakbeat template that sounds like a cross between Monolake and vintage Photek - how ridiculously good is this tune????? "Tensile" on the flip doesn't offer even a moment's respite - a stripped junglist backbone fed through the big effects unit marked with the BERLIN legend - turning this very distinct transmission into an out and out warehouse destroyer - and without any shadow of a doubt a tune destined to take up precious space in our old office record box for the foreseeable future. Utterly sick twelve and an absolute must for all followers of the Basic Channel continuum, BASS and next level floor-bound productions of any description. An absolute MUST!!!