Boomkat Product Review:
Forever drawing us in with their unusual take on minimal club music, Max Loderbauer and Tobias Freund here deliver the most intriguing NSI (non standard institut) transmission to date, following on from a couple of brilliant twelves for Luciano's Cadenza imprint. The studio setup listed on the sleeve gives you an idea of what to expect - Kraftwerk's modular Doepfer system and an 808 providing the tools with which Loderbauer and Freund make their very precise, minimal club music. "Ring" on the A-side embodies this framework perfectly - the bleeps and squashed percussion make for a familiar enough backing track, but its the way in which the synths are modulated and spun out of control that provides the track with the series of squelchy crescendos and siren wails that primes it for peak-time deployment despite the sparse arrangements. It's quite a trick - and its repeated on "Dual", making for the kind of twelve ideal for those of you who've always wanted to play sleeparchive at midnight but were too scared to lose the floor. Minimal tools, maximal response - quite a combination. Buy!