Oliver Huntemann's label goes down a tougher route than usual on "Atomkraft", one of the highlights of this release by Alex Stein. The German term for nuclear power, it sees the upcoming producer drop a pounding, steely track, full of sharp percussion and dark tones. Andre Winter has been drafted in to rework "Atomkraft". He delivers a take that is more in keeping with Senso Sounds' in-house style, with an oppressive, throbbing rhythm and nocturnal bass to the fore. There is a similar approach audible on the title track, with Stein delivering the kind of menacing low end and gritty tones that Huntemann and his label have become synonymous with.
For this project which explores the intersection of science, music and art, Max Cooper was influenced by varying interpretations of time. For the inspiration behind the EP, he said he was trying to find an explanation for our experience of time - a growing physical dimension that we experience in the present, but on the cusp of inflation. Pretty deep stuff! Furthermore, the visual and musical ideas were conceived during train journeys, then taken into the studio to form each track, and finally a collaboration with Kevin McGloughlin created video representations that will feature in their upcoming live show. The sombre and introspective ambient journey "Veil Of Time" starts things off until "Resynthesis" kicks in with the groove on this lush deep tech house journey backed by superior sound design. "Stacked Moments" takes things up a notch yet again on this hard hitting effort - possibly the most most aggressive we've ever heard from the Irishman. Its broken rhythms approaching near industrial moments, backed by some abrasive sonic textures. Finally his collaboration with Rob Clouth entitled "Corporeal" (heard previously on Cooper's Essential Mix) features the sound of a synth run through a radio transmitter!