Boomkat Product Review:
*Six tracks of KILLER body-working rhythmic dynamism and uniquely contoured edits from the mighty Pomassl* Franz Pomassl presents new, original material and tracks from his 2007 CD 'Spare Parts' on vinyl for the first time. The Austrian electronic innovator and craftsman has near-peerless, incredibly diverse credentials - from releases on Raster Noton and Sex Tags Mania to collaborating with Kodwo Eshun - and it's this duality of hi-end conceptual electronica and more base, grooving instincts which lie at the core of his music. Released through his long-running Laton imprint, 'Surplus Ships' breaks down as six tracks of body-working rhythmic dynamism and uniquely contoured tones and cadence. The new material takes in belly-crumpling Avant-Dancehall on 'Peak', a moment of exquisite music box melody called 'Everest (Into Thin Himalayan Air)' and the hyperstructured architectronics of the title track, while the other cuts comprise alternative takes from the 'Spare Parts' album; featuring the oddly funky delirium of 'Terawatt Hours', a super-cooled echo chamber abstraction of 'Tandem Distiller' and the submerged rollidge of 'Murena (Mariana Trench)'. Really massive Ep this - TIPPED!