Boomkat Product Review:
Ital Tek liquifies the bind between Footwork and IDM/electronica in the super-structured 'Mega City Industry'. The Brighton-based producer continues to build on the theme of his 'Hyper Real' and 'Control' EPs for Civil Music and Planet Mu with an elastic muscularity and dramatic appeal over these four glistening new cuts. The title tune renders a brutalist arrangement of face-melting synthline rushes meshed to teetering, filigree slow-fast programming like some futurist Michael Mann soundtrack, and 'Shinra' heads far east in a spiralling vortex of hyper arpeggios punctuated by heavy swung snare cracks. 'Swamp Beast' is the rudest on offer, calibrating depth charge subs and spliced footwork/jungle drums like some near-relation of Millie & Andrea's, and 'Universal Decay' casts further into the night with city-gazing synthlines and 16th note skitters for the Kuedo, Araabmuzik fans.