Boomkat Product Review:
If you're into Basic Channel, t++, pole, shackleton, burial, deepchord, mike huckaby, dynamo or the idea of any or all of the above squashed into one reverberating package of killer techno variations - this twelve is just required listening! MLZ has a long and interwoven relationship with modern love, having long supplied material as one half of pendle coven and nourished the label with his vast collection of obscure and impossibly anonymous hardcore jungle, techno, jazz and scandinavian metal records. He has stepped in as the modern love label dj on almost too many occasions to bring to mind and has long promised to head out on his own, to give those hefty studio archives a good airing. "dark days" has been a long time in the making and is, at long last, available for public consumption. "M-brane" opens the twelve with a perfect declaration of intent, taking in and re-building the ringing, layered techno of chain reaction's substance, basic channel's immense "radiance" and the endlessly padded bassline stylings of shackleton's"blood on my hands" to come up with a searing widescreen classic in 4/4 that just seems to build forever. "Dark days" on the flip is an altogether more squashed affair, the burning embers of peak-time dub-techno reconfigured into a reverberating mass of bass splinters, towering delay and fragmented percussion that sounds like pole, t++, monolake and burial rolled into one. Truly shocking debut twelve - an absolute MUST HAVE!