Boomkat Product Review:
Regular as clockwork, Yorkshire bleep survivors TBD mount their latest effort in an ongoing crusade against "the bland compliant mainstream." The followup to their recent pair of 'Darkhaus' 12"s for Ostgut's 'Unterton' offshoot and their own Dust Science label revolves 11 tracks intended as unique components in a machine-like body of work connected by five "bolts", in their own words, "small bits of music that help or disrupt the transition between tracks." Collected, it documents the ongoing refinement of their sound rooted in classic Detroit techno and arcane UK synth music in key with more streamlined, contemporary dancefloor tastes, reducing trace elements of minimal Berlin techno, UK Breaks and timeless ambient tropes to sleek and crafty style watermarked with a distinctive melodic personality. Our highlights are the mercurial tech-house swinger, 'Cult Mentality', the gutted ambient space-shaping and broken-down structures of 'Internal Collapse' and the pastoral classicism of closer 'Spatchka'.