Boomkat Product Review:
Frankfurt standard bearer for sexy, noirish, industrial body music Benedikt Frey tweaks out class spins on early ‘90s darkside breaks, grungy electro and early techno with typical flair
‘Recall’ marks Frey’s full-fledged solo flight with Tel Aviv’s Malka Tuti after compilation and remix appearances. The four trax son a fine spectrum of recombinant, uchronic styles that reimagine original styles as they never happened. His title tune’s rolling breaks, Reese bass and gloaming pads feels like early ‘90s Joey Beltram recording for PCP, whereas the offbeat swag of ‘Wonky System’ tests out a sort of early/proto-Goa-adjacent blend of breaks and entrancing arps, and ’40hz’ lends a sexier, spiralling slant to that Frankfurt-via-Goa style, and ‘Troll’ leans toward a sort of Meat Beat Manifesto club style with sharp break and booming subs wrapped up in an aerobic mystic haze.