Boomkat Product Review:
New MONOLAKE! This is the first new material released since 2006's 'Polygon Cities' album and quite frankly, it's class. Since '06 recordings have been sidelined in favour of time spent on live shows and devloping the Monodeck II, but these new tracks should assure anyone that it was time well spent. 'Atlas' is a truly epic opener, setting out on a 138bpm flex with techno-skippin' rhythm fluctuations inheriting a lot of swing from T++'s recent material and mind blowing bass dynamics coaxed into being by Robert Henke's next-level programming skills. The inclusion of an almost-organic sounding woodwind instrument is a clever ploy, as in all reality it's most likely been programmed from pure data, but lends a human element that's been largely missing from the Monolake sound. If that's too much for the cold hearted techno fiends 'Titan' should satisfy your unnatural cravings with a purist composition of darkside steppers techno, running at 138bpm and morphed between immense occlusions of darkside atmospherics. It's the sound you all know and love, but updated in the true Monolake sense for 2009. Essential!