Boomkat Product Review:
Berghain's other pin-up boy follows up his killer remixes of Kerri Chandler with an essential EP of raw techno functions for OstGut Ton.
Klock's style could definitely be described as looser and funkier than his stable mate Marcel Dettmann, with a style that both complements and contrasts his sparring partner perfectly. 'Napoleon Hill' is uncut Berlin technohouse of the finest calibre, where stripped to the bone bass rhythms count time under a wriggling hi-hat pattern splashing like sweat dripping from the ceiling. 'Subzero' could be mistaken for a Dettmann track though, if it wasn't for the sensually shifting melody the dry clanking rhythm could have come from either pair of hands.
On 'Before One', Klock crafts an irresistable bass pump to shunt the floor, with Afro-Germanic percussive timbres slowly bring the track to a simmering pout, and final track 'Init Two' should surprise a few ears with his most esoteric composition to date, building a shimmering mass of chords sounding something like Wolfgang Voigt and Steve Reich creating a moment of respite for the Berghain floor. Upper level techno excellence for the connoisseurs.