Boomkat Product Review:
Regular as Swiss clockwork, Frank Bretschneider issues his now once-a-year statement from the bleeding edge of digital sonics. In contrast to the tonal focus of last year's 'Kippschwingungen' album for Line, his 'Super.Trigger' deals explicitly in killer rhythms, inarguably his best since, erm, 'Rhythm' (2007). In that classic German sense stretching right back through Can, Kraftwerk, Oval, his drums and patterns are so cold, clinical that they're incredibly funky. Recalibrating patterns from classic hip hop, 2-step, dub and techno into coiled, kinetic sequences of insectoid synchronicity; like systems of ant-logical percussions scurrying around invisible white noise buffers whilst performing instinctively functional tasks. Some of the material is recycled from earlier releases, as with the neck-snapping boom-scrape of 'Super.Trigger', his previously unreleased remix of 'Modern Stalking' by Disscoxx, or the live-wire funk of 'Over.Load' - a "slightly improved version of 'Party Of Two Parts' "(2003, Underscan Records) - but the rest is hyper-fresh, from the prodding breakbeat 'ardcore roil of 'Big.Hopes', 'Machine.Gun', and album closer 'Mean. Streak', sandwiching the electro swagger of 'Flicker.Funk' and the more sedate sophistication of 'Day.Dream'. We can think of few other producers who pay so much attention to the fundamantals of timbre and tension in electronic rhythm programming.