Boomkat Product Review:
Having both British and German links, Mark Henning's career encompasses Germanic techno influences whilst remaining in keeping with the Soma sound. Having previously flourished over the course of short-form releases on imprints like Trapez, Freude AM Tanzen and Foundsound, Henning's miminal aesthetic represents itself well over the course of an album's duration, with a respectably varied showing across this debut full-length. After an enigmatic voicemail intro from Vick Harsh, the album kicks off into an understated, deftly crafted groove on 'Almaha913', which hints at melody thanks to some drifting chord stabs. Next up, 'BB Roger' hints at more house-flavoured sounds before 'I Lost My Brain At Wrinchout' and 'Frau Daudle' amble along into dissonance, all the while maintaining a strong grasp on the essential dynamics of 4/4 rhythms. There's a similarly wacky feel to the sounds that float around 'Fabrique Belgique' and closer 'All Star Geek', both of which find Henning on solid form with the beats but remaining unafraid of experimenting with basslines and the tuned elements of the production.