Boomkat Product Review:
Anonymity is a much over-rated commodity - particularly in music. Where it is intended to bestow intrigue and an air of mystique, more often than not it shields a lack of talent and dearth of ideas. Yet sporadically there comes along a crew or artist that bucks the trend and uses the appellation smoke-screen to focus attention fully on the music. Sleeparchive is one such example. Having already released some of the finest techno records of recent years, 'Hospital Tracks' is a double slice of vinyl that will further warm the cockles of Sahko and Mika Vainio devotees, whilst drawing in new ears through the frosty beat structures and deeply looped minimalism. Clocking in at a whopping nine cuts, 'Hospital Tracks' is an emergency room of goodness - as crystalline production techniques give wings to the intuitive and minimal structures, allowing for some deep and inclusive machine music. Kicking off with the appropriately titled 'Hospital 01', Sleeparchive arch their back with a smattering of fuzzed logic and blossoming set of beats that encroach on the senses in the most mealy fashion imaginable. From here, the quality control is maintained to a startling degree - as 'Hospital 02' through to 'Hospital 06' further build on this bedrock of stripped minimalism, knowing just when to season with opaque bleeps and scoured atmospherics. Further extending their comparisons to a less splenetic Plastikman on 'Diagnosis' and looping your ear around crafty acid nods on 'Null Sekunden', Sleeparchive have once again proven why they're best heard and not seen... 999!