Boomkat Product Review:
A big one for techno ‘spotters and completists, Modeselektor’s 1994 debut release as Fundamental Knowledge resurfaces on their original label, Seilscheibenpfeiler, which is now incorporated as an offshoot of their Monkeytown empire
To our knowledge only ever available as an expensive 2nd hand release, and not even available to listen on YouTube, we can all stop imagining what this one sounds like and finally get our lugs around its frolicking AI electro and acid styles.
Under the Fundamental Knowledge moniker they turn out a strong piece of acid electro in the mould of classic AFX and Link, quite derivative but still charming in its own way, while the 2nd cut slows down to a floating sort of AI techno-house, like a simpler AE or B12 production.
However, the biggest surprises are saved under their Dr. Rhythm alias, as they set sights on the horizon for a dark and long acid trek at 120bpm spooked with proper moody synth voices for 8 minutes, while the last cut twists off into a sort of new age acid techno trample layer with what sounds like a load of bruxist cenobites.
So, yeh, finally, that’s what this one sounds like!