Boomkat Product Review:
**Killer album of screwed techno, noise pulses, Drexciyan deconstructions and bizarro pop from obscure scene figureheads FRAK.* Oh yes - we've been waiting for this one for a while. As people become ever more drawn to the destroyed techno variants of Diamond Catalog, KPLR and Pete Swanson, and the plasticated rave appropriations of Ital, NNF and the 100% Silk crew, the Digitalis label dig that bit deeper to present this incredible new album from Swedish box botherers, Frak. Since 1987 (yup, that's 25 years!!!!) Jan Svensson and Johan Sturesson have helmed the inimitable Börft Records, releasing some 100 odd cassettes and vinyls, including at least 30 of their personal, strange concoctions of sideways Techno, machine-pop and explorative synth music. Effectively the Frak sound foreshadowed the current wave of screwed Techno operators listed above, and with 'Muzika Electronic' - their first new LP in a good few years, they're as unstable and beguiling as ever. We can break the album down into two functions. There's "dancefloor" tracks such as the wry, wave-riding 'Voyage No.1', the alien schlager bounce of 'Varje Dag' and the L.A.M. styled uptempo urgency of 'Pulse-Crack' to keep your feet happy, and there's the shorter, queerer cuts like the glittery wormhole of 'Tristesse Dance' and the bagpipe-like folk fractals of 'Katamorph' for the mind. But that's maybe a false dichotomy, because each track could equally flip functions and become the soundtrack to your messiest after-party, or head-first, face-down electronic meditations. A real find this - a must check if any of the above references tick your boxes.