Boomkat Product Review:
Smart session of tensile techno tools from Caspar Clarke a.k.a. Volte-Face. 'Charlatan' marks not only Volte-Face's solo debut but, also the christening of BleeD Music, the label spawned from Caspar's boundary-pushing series of events which hosted events by everyone from Blackest Ever Black to PAN and L.I.E.S. in London. It's possible to hear slight traces of those label aesthetics in 'Charlatan', yet the impetus is ambiguously torn between big room techno and bunkered intensity, whether nailing a muscular, driven sound with the dramatic 5am pounder, 'Until The Light Takes Us' and the cavernous main room shunt of 'IXAXAAR', or twisted red-lit techno gait in 'Sine Non Qua'. In case you need any more persuasion, Peder Mannerfelt (The Subliminal Kid/Roll The Dice) contributes a slick, electro-pricked remix of 'Until The Light Takes Us' culminating a killer synth tear out.