Boomkat Product Review:
Astounding cosmic techno mission by a trio of genuine heads, finally dug from their archive c. 2008, and licked up with remixes from Gilb’r (Chateau Flight, Versatile) and Gordon Pohl (Toresch, 3rd Wave, Kunstkopf).
The A-side is a straight-up blinder meshing kosmiche krautrock-style drum patterns with glittering, cascading arpeggios and synth washes in a futuristic but totally timeless original mix of Metaclaw. We can’t be arsed getting the stopwatch out but it must clock in at least 10 minutes long, following sweeping contours from the initial flight to an abyssal breakdown featuring vocal drones by Emanuelle Parrenin, then gearing up with a second wind of sparkling gamelan style percussion and a super wide, body engulfing bassline. Dispatched at the right time, this track will send a club into orbit.
There’s not much you add to the original without messing it up, so the remixers wisely head in opposite directions; Gordon Pohl, a noted slow-motion specialist, drags the groove down to a clammy 75bpm, subtly nudging his oscillators in and out of synch with 3rd eye-bending suss, before Gilbert Cohen strips it right down to the pulsating bassline and rebuilds a febrile battery of tribal drummers on top.