Boomkat Product Review:
Oh boy, we've been waiting for you, 'Submit X'… The debut album by techno producer Gesloten Cirkel aka Ratsnake is a masterclass in the dark art of machine funk. It lands very heavily on I-F's elusive Murder Capital imprint with ten doses of achingly precise, fluid electro attacks of the calibre and assassin-like efficiency you really don't hear these days. To date he's only had three 12" releases in the past 5 years - including our office fave for Moustache Techno - besides some killer remixes for Conforce and Candyblasta. This album however, marks the pinnacle of his oeuvre so far, from the vocodered body-trap 808 & 303 flex of 'Zombiemachine Acid' to the stuttering funk of 'Submit X', thru the coldwave shocker 'Stakan' to the trudging techno of 'Feat Liette' and the fizzing I-F-style electro razz of 'Secret Area' and the savage acid slam of 'Vader'. Seriously, this is not to be missed by any fans of I-F, Drexciya, DJ Stingray, DJ Overdose etc.