German minimal electro merchants Extrawelt return, presenting their newest offering on Los Angeles imprint Halocyan who have offered up great releases recently by Dave Angel and Hackman. "Breaking Bricks" has all the dark, dystopian and grinding aesthetics that have been the duo's trademark since the mid noughties, later contrasted by sublime melodies and euphoric pads and strings. "Splendid Nausea" is a more straight ahead affair; an adrenalised four to the floor groove with a tightly programmed rhythm and epic bassline modulations. Finally, German nu-gaze hero Ulrich Schnauss turns in a typically beautiful and ethereal viewpoint of the aforementioned "Breaking Bricks".
Hackman began making fierce dubby garage cuts only to progress to housier labels like Future Boogie Recordings and 20:20 Vision. Here he unveils three new jams with hints of his earlier vibes. "Semibreves" begins the EP with a fruity fusion of tropical shuffles and deep house moods, which in turn gets fuzzed out into a spacey carnival jam by Kink. "Grass Green" features scattershot rhythms and a smidgeon of bass wobble and gets stripped down to a stark techno growler by Timo Maas. Finally "Last Of The Summer Malign" closes with a trippy island sounds reminiscent of Yes Wizard.