Alden Tyrell - "All We Need" (feat John Marks - '87 Fix) - (6:32) 63 BPM
Aleksi Perala - "NL-L56-19-08691" - (4:10) 67 BPM
Ryan James Ford - "Love Child" (Wood mix) - (6:07) 69 BPM
Gen-Y - "Saturn Flow" - (4:44) 76 BPM
CRISPR - "Dyad Symmetry" - (5:41) 66 BPM
The Exaltics - "Another World Underneath" (Animistic Beliefs remix) - (3:57) 73 BPM
Quadratschulz - "Peer Pressure" - (4:43) 69 BPM
Jodey Kendrick - "NJS 20" - (4:20) 70 BPM
Review: Clone Records' Best Of 2020 may have finally seen the light of day at the end of 2021 on digital - but better late than never! From the old-school house of Masarima's "Freak Like U" (club mix), Frits Wentink doing his typically deep and dusty thing on "Double Man", and Dutch legend Alden Tyrell's Mr Fingers tribute "All We Need" (feat John Marks - '87 Fix), there's more experimental offerings featured too - like Aleksi Perala's mesmerising "NL-L56-19-0869".1 Elsewhere, CRISPR's deeply emotive acid epic "Dyad Symmetry" had us impressed, as did Animistic Beliefs remix of The Exaltics' "Another World Underneath" getting some dystopian electro bass in effect.
Review: Based on the concept of 'repetitive variation', the ever-prolific Aleksi Perala's latest long player is a wonderfully vivid affair. It moves from the high-pitched melodic tones and breezy rhythm of "NLL561908690" and the beautiful, expansive deep techno of "NLL561908692" into more morose, acid-tweaked tracks like "NLL561908691 and the jerky groove of "NLL561908693". Apart from the somewhat unwieldy track titles, the Finnish producer's lovingly-crafted analogue tracks stand out from 99% of contemporary techno - even when he goes down a more stripped back route, as is audible on "NLL561908694", the resulting clanging groove could only be the work of Aleksi Perala.