Review: Anthony Rother's music has always sounded futuristic, so it's not surprising that this release sounds like it came from another time. However, instead of the robust electro drums that Rother's music is usually based on, the title track is underpinned by a stripped back techno arrangement. Despite this slightly different approach than usual, it still gives him the opportunity to deliver his signature robo-vocals and austere, frosty synths. On "Super Future Metropolis", the storied German producer delivers a tantalisingly different approach, with a pile driving rhythm populated by abstract tones, while "The Message" is an epic synth workout, featuring those distinctive vocoder vocals.
Review: Dominance Electricity, the Germany based record label deliver a galactic mix of classic electro, bass and techno/breaks since 1996. The Global Surveyor various artist Electro space saga now goes into its fourth round with a collection of fresh, melodic, new school electrofunk and electronica tracks - collected from all around the globe. From the legendary Anthony Rother with the seething dystopia of "Matrix", the equally revered Carl Finlow aka Silicon Scally presenting some finely tuned offworld futurism as always on "Machine Bias" and underground heroes from way back Hardfloor - on the darkly breakneck futurism of "Diet Starts Monday". As promised there are newer talents, such as the Last Known Trajectory affilated Visonia: with the brooding darkwave seduction of "Nausicaa". This is a wonderfully curated compilation and highly recommended.