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Hard techno pioneers Teste present first new material in 25 years. Trust they aren’t fxxking about!
Forged especially for Phase Fatale’s BITE label, The Box Man finds Dave Foster (Huren) joined by Frankfurt electro/techno/industrial fiend Martin Maischein under the notorious Teste banner for five stripes of the dark and strong stuff.
More than a quarter century since The Wipe claimed its place in techno’s hall of fame, Teste riff and expand upon the original project in faithful, updated, and surprising ways upon their return to the fray.
A-side plays into their classic style with concrete clad kick drums booming down the long dark tunnel of The Box Man to a black hole breakdown of collapsing subs and astringent noise, while The Long Term Care Facility ratchets the pressure with fanged 16th note synth attacks.
On the B-side, they follow their nose into bleeping dark techno on Thieves Are Operating In This Area, and the dry-humping blast of Foaming At The Mouth, saving the brittle beauty of Lyubov to really catch everyone off guard.