Artefakt, with Kinship, have crafted something for the serious techno lovers, the people listening consciously and the boundaries in-between. Under scrutiny and overall, they’ve built a solid album of sustenance and no cream cheese filling.
Hungarian producer Route 8 makes his debut appearance on Dutch imprint Delsin under his Q3A guise, serving up a solid, aptly-titled four-tracker that put on a fine mixture of house, techno and electro.
If somebody were to ask you what ‘sub-aquatic’ techno sounds like, ‘Presentism’ is the direction you might point them in with the caveat that whilst it is, indeed, the sound of submerged electronics, there’s absolutely a foot on the dry and precise land of the dance floor too.
Both curiously languid and fast-paced, hot and cold, Ataxia No Logos resists easy interpretations and judgmental approaches by simply remaining an evasive object of musical desire. The epitome of sexiness.
With this album, Dehnert demonstrates his consistency, switching with finesse from techno to housey patterns, finely sharpening his tunes – quietly delivering one of the best techno albums of the year so far.