Boomkat Product Review:
I-f’s Murder Capital cough up a motherload of Gesloten Cirkel’s legendary work for the label (and Viewlexx), dating back to his debut EP, including the ’Submit X’ album, and covering later 12”s, compilation rarities and digi-only gems. Judging by the title ("Closed Book") - guess it's the end of an era?
Perhaps jogging the mind for some, and introducing the enigmatic producer to others, ‘Gesloten Boekwerk’ is a comprehensive survey of his chops for Murder Capital — which is basically his best work. His fierce electro calling card ’Submit X’ hits from the front, and reminders of his finesse are duly served between that album’s highlights ‘Zombiemachien Acid’, the rocking electro of ‘Arrested Development’ and the badheaded banger ‘Feat Liette’, plus the album’s digital exclusives, ‘Where’s Your Cash’ and ‘Thomas Mensch’ that may have escaped owners of the vinyl.
From his earliest 12” in 2009, the freakish ’Twisted Balloon’ and ’Swedish Lady’ still absolutely slap, while later 12”s are spotlighted with the slamming jakbeat pressure of ‘Chasing The Night Away’ and ‘Perron’, and the 14 minute acid head rinse ‘Never’, with a rarer deep acid electro nugget ‘Asleep’ lifted from Viewlexx’s multi-artist set of 2015. Still one of the best to do it this past decade. No nonsense business.