Boomkat Product Review:
Detroit/Chicago's Steven Hitchell + Rod Modell mark 5 years of sub harmonic deep space explorations in the Dub Techno quadrants on 'Altering Illusions'. From a sprawling nebula of etheric sounds made as Deepchord, Variant, CV313, and Intrusion, the duo have culled a rack of dubs, reworks and brand new material on this, their most substantial release since the now sought-after 12" trilogy on Modern Love. Over four LPs we're treated to 13 tracks of purified groove reductions made on vintage analog equipment, teasing out the infidelities of archaic equipment and blending with field recordings of paranormal activity in their signature style. The discs break down as so... Disc 1 features four CV313 reworks, reprises and rewires of Deepchord tracks, including their outstanding 'Electromagnetic Dowsing'. Disc 2 includes an Intrusion dub of 'Infinit-1' and three other cloudy CV313 grooves. Disc 3 you'll find Intrusion's superb 'Narcotic Intake' of 'SpatialDimension' - sounding as close as they've ever come to steppin' T++ styles and all the better for it - while on Disc 4 the three Variant tracks render their sound at its most diffuse and opiated. Lush.