Greven's Tobias Leuke aka O.B.I is one hardcore dude! Keeping on with Germany's notorious 'Schranz' sound, this album is not for the faint of heart. More for those who hunger for the old days of 140 BPM techno that Chris Liebing smashed out back in the day. Thing is: these tracks are more around the 150 BPM mark, so handle with care! This album is for digital hardcore freaks out of Barcelona Audiocode, a fitting home. Highlights include: "Deep Integration" which sounds like Mark Broom/Rue East circa 2001 on steroids, "Block Rocking Beat" is absolutely ferocious and sounding like classic Ben Sims on performance enhancing drugs while "Source Of Creation" is the most violent offering; clocking in at around 154 BPM this is pushing the threshold towards gabber territory!
Issued on Moerbeck's label, Mute takes the listener back to early / mid-90s techno. "Have You Ever Had A Dream" conjures up feelings of wide-eyed wonder and fear, like an innocent stumbling upon Sven Vaeth's Omen residency for the first time. This is achieved through an airy ambient intro, followed by thundering beats, skull-rattling percussion and then some unintelligible background ramblings. The title track dispenses with any pleasantries and oozes menace as concrete kicks and cheese-wire percussion take hold. Only when it breaks down to a vocal that asserts 'everything is swimming in silence' does a human element become apparent. "Sabotage" and "Lost Signal" are decent, acid-soaked tracks, but neither captures the naked ferocity of the first half of Mute.