Boomkat Product Review:
Heavyweight techno missives from Delta Funktionen on Delsin. Nils Luinenburg's vision is a refreshingy old-school one, all rugged 808 drums and analogue synth squelch, pitched somewhere between the high drama of Detroit techno and the inner flight of classic IDM. 'Traces' summons FUSE by way of ERP, 'Challenger' is pure Amber-era Ae, while 'Utopia' and 'Frozen Land' aspire to the harmonic grandeur of John Beltran or early Carl Craig. The second half of the record goes after the club in a big way: 'And If You Know' and 'Redemption' are acid thumpers to warm even the chilliest dancefoor, and extended finale 'On A Distant Journey' finds Luinenburg exploring his long-standing obsession with trippy, spaced-out italo-disco. A really accomplished and beautifully paced album for the techno faithful.