This split EP brilliantly captures the darker forces curently guiding techno music. In the abstract corner it's Par Grindvik's "Sinister Re-enter", where abstract shapes and found sounds compete for our attention and Dustin Zahn's teased out "Our Tide of Sin", which builds slowly and ominously to reveal dubby drums and haunting rave riffs. There is a similar approach on Secluded's "Energy", where an eerie synth riff makes slow progress over reverberating drums. The tempo and intensity ramps up on the Monolith dub of Zahn's track, with dramatic filter sweeps and scratchy percussion underpinning a vocal that declares 'I'm tired, I'm really tired'. The killer track however is Heiko Laux & Alexander Lukat's "Bleak", which sees eerie synths flowing into churning filters as a relentless rhythm plays out.