Berlin dub/techno duo also better known as the mighty 'Basic Channel' come up with the goods again with a selection of studio cuts from their own works.
This album is a bass heavy slide into the reverby depths of dub/techno crossover (with more of an emphasis on the ambient side of things). Don't expect trademark basic channel loops and techno hooks, this is more delicate and refined. A perfect accompaniment to those long train journeys or walks through the city where all the people around you will seem to bob and weave in fast forward.
This is probably Rhythm and Sound's best work and it acts as a perfect showcase for the expaning plethora of raw talent, which the city of Berlin seems to emanate. The production quality is detailed, polished and well thought-out, perhaps depciting the perfectionist attitudes of the duo at the controls. Unlike other reggae/dubbed-out electronica, you can expect to hear sensible delay lengths and consistent instrument levels.
This is a thoughful and well engineered album that muscles it's way to the front of its genre (where a place has been waiting for some time). A transient, twisted excursion through a sleepy genre you proabbly didn't know existed. Absolutley spot-on!
To you who called this album 'techno' presumably because it comes from Berlin. Its NOT techno or anything closely resembling it.If anything it is the total opposite! Dub is about the slow, not the fast; This album is beautiful and almost meditational, a moody abstraction of the Dub template; its throbbing hypnotic booms have been treated and morphed into wonderful velvety textures.if you want the buzz of techno this is NOT the place to go. So please desist in the lazy applying of labels (fool).