Boomkat Product Review:
Ostgut come full circle on their 100th release which sees Berghain heavies Dettmann and Klock team up for a double pack of spectral techno.
Way back in 2006, a fresh-faced Marcel and Ben stepped up to deliver Dawning, the very first Ostgut Ton release as Dettmann | Klock, laying the foundations for a style of techno that has come to define the past decade.
Forever a label with a sense of ceremony, Ostgut commemorate a centenary of records with the first Dettmann | Klock productions in ages on this Phantom Studies double pack which for the most part delivers on their knack for crafty techno tools to delight the faithful. There are, however, a couple of exceptions here that refreshingly poke fun at the stern Berghain techno stereotypes.
On The Room, Dettmann does his best Darth Vader impression against some faltering electronics that sound like a modern-day CH BB, whilst Klock advertises his ‘knob tweaking’ capabilities (amongst other things) on the deliciously tongue-in-cheek spoken word acid fumble of “Prophet Man”.