Boomkat Product Review:
Drexciyan emissary DJ Stingray gears up his Micron Audio label with only its 2nd release proper; 4 tracks of steely Detroit electro functions heralding more to come
Relaunched for 2021, some 10 years after its maiden 12” ‘Electronic Countermeasures’, Stingray’s Micron Audio picks up its mission to embody “a hub for a modern and futuristic electro sound” with four laser-guided torpedoes on the ‘Molecular Level Solutions’ session.
Hopefully leading to some sort of album follow-up to his pair of LPs with Rephlex of 15 years ago, these tracks are built as artillery for DJ Stingray 313’ sets across the Europe and farther afield, exerting some of his most obsessively detailed and intense production in each cut.
The nano-tight pulses and arcing pads of ’Bioplastics’ set it off at peak time vector, with ‘Construction Materials from Organic Waste’ shadowboxing in cold cavernous warehouse space, while ‘carbon Neutral Fuels’ cloaks his uptempo techno-electro hydraulics in shapeshifting dub chords and workshop noise, leaving ‘Enzymatic Detergents’ to rinse out the club with astringent synth noise and bone-swivelling electro syncopation.