Boomkat Product Review:
Ben Klock is riding high on the wave of love for the Berghain sound right now, and his Klockworks series is definitely the place to look for the freshest developments in the style he has developed alongside fellow Berghain resident Marcel Dettmann. This latest addition to the killer series of club tools doubles the number of tracks for your money compared with previous editions, and expands his ouevre to include dub house variants on top of his usual club slaying techno behemoths. 'Pulse' starts the dance with a strictly orthodox Berghain piece, thumping out those powerfully reverbed kick drums that he and Dettmann have made their trademark, with klanking mechanical percussion and industro-dub FX adding the required main room atmospherics. 'Grope' follows with a more abstract and esoteric minimal techno cut, not quite primed for peak time play but one for layered mixing and such, before the sinister 8am vibes of 'Grab Me' work it on the B-side with a liquified vocal inducing the uneasy feelings and a dubbed Rob Hood style beat keeps it going strong. While there's plenty to choose from we'd reckon 'Grasp' is the best of this tidy bunch, paying homage to the M-Series with an M5 style bassline and sweltering dub techno structures designed for all night (or day) play. Properly indispensible techno for all lovers of the good stuff outta Berlin. Big twelve.