Boomkat Product Review:
Marcel Dettmann is now more than ever one of the most interesting producers in Techno, and this latest twelve for his own MDR imprint is his most advanced and demented transmission yet. It's impossible to overstate just how brilliant the production here is - dark and padded, hollowed out Techno that squeezes in deviant frequencies into f*cked up templates, creating a towering alignment of bass drops and spherical atmospheres that need to be heard to be believed. Opening cut 'Clime' deploys a beatless soundscape, merging a pristine aesthetic with a pulsating, clipped white noise loop that sets the scene perfectly for the kickdrum radiance of the majestic "Lattice", a track that employs all the fuzz and glow of classic Chain Reaction in a completely modern setting that's offset by an innate Warehouse mentality, no doubt honed at Berghain on a Saturday night. It's just mighty mighty stuff. "Shatter Proof" is even more demonic, making use of a reverberating woodblock snap and stunted hats, there's something primal and completely uncompromising about the sound palette and the way its employed, just shocking stuff. "Corebox" ends the twelve with a klangy reduction accompanied by shaker-style percussion, stretched and squashed for maximum ruffage and narcotic impact. One of the finest Techno twelves of the year - don't sleep on this one, it's already sold out at source, KILLER!