Boomkat Product Review:
Remarkable "surrealist techno collage" from a total unknown, seemingly plucked out of the ether by the fantastic NNA Tapes. In light of recent American underground techno movements from Huerco S, Metasplice, Container et al, Phork's 'Discrepancies' stand out by by a mile for its relative "high brow" production palette - it doesn't sound muggy as f**k - but without losing that crucial sense of psychotic insistence and exciting instability. These are muscular, psychedelic productions that you could almost imagine hearing in more conventional techno clubs, a fact emphasised by the the session's seamless, mix-like flow, but there are more abstract, unpredictable elements like field recording textures, odd EQ balancing and ill-timed rhythms that make it sound more like Bill Kouligas mixing techno than, say, Marcel Dettmann. It's well recommended if you know what's up.