Boomkat Product Review:
Other than being one half of Alter Ego, Sensorama and Acid Jesus, and running the awesome Klang Electronik label, you wouldn't think he had time to do any solo work! Fresh from remixing the last Human League 12" (All I Ever Wanted, on Klang Electronik) with his long term partner Jorn 'Elling' Wuttke, Roman drops 4 'patterns' of his own on the Ongaku imprint. 'Pattern 9' is a wicked club track, watery percussive elements mingle with the 4/4, overlaid with bleeps and cut up noises, and a huge bass noise that modulates throughout - only becoming full flowing two thirds through. 'Pattern 10' is a little bolder and squelchier. Creative use of analogue squeaks and rumbles creates a wicked pattern, there are little fills in the drums and synth's that give the track an almost breaky feel, without losing the 4/4 element. 'Pattern 11' is the driving force on this 12". In the first 8 bars before the percussion drops you know it's a winner. Killer 303 blips groove like a monster, arpeggiated drops combine with these to give a real busy feel and the percussion adds to the rolling effect created by the synths. Lastly, 'Pattern 12' is the funk bomb! There are 2 melodic elements, a bass line and some chord washes, backed by Roman's classic techno percussion. The bassline is too good, funk driven, watery, and perfect for a 4/4 beat, the breaks and the chord stabs add to the stepping motion of the track, a very fine example of techno in the higher realms, buy!