Despite having released music for two decades, Donnell Knox is one of Detroit's unsung techno heroes. True to the form that has featured on his releases for Sect and Black Nation, Out There is an uncompromising affair. The title track sees Knox skillfully fuse deep tones with a stripped back minimal techno rhythm, while "Speak So They Listen" achieves a similar balancing act. Fusing spacey textures with acidic blips and a skipping rhythm, it succeeds in the rare feat of appealing to the head as well as the feet. The label has also chosen the remixer wisely and the ever-dependable Dan Curtin turns the title track into a metal-plated rhythm that is reminiscent of Stacey Pullen's "Psychotic Funk".