Boomkat Product Review:
Marcel Dettmann continues his quest for the optimal Berghain banger with the sixth release on his self-titled imprint. There's no messing with this plate, following the previous Norman Nodge 12" on the label with four tracks of utilitarian dancing gear designed with a rough and physically driving aesthetic. The tracks can be largely divided into two halves, with 'Apron' and 'Rerun' covering economically melodic ground with modulated square bass-lines and kinky bleeps respectively, combining ready-to-dance Chicago immediacy with a stoically effective Berlin purpose. But, as ever on the MDR imprint, Dettmann indulges in more experimental constructions on 'Kernel' and 'Tattered', both predominantly featuring grim overcoatings of grey noise and spiky rhythmic patterning that we'd imagine to sound absolutely fierce at 7am on a sunday morning. Darkside dancing gear for fans of Nodge, Shed and Frozen Border!