Review: With releases from Zadig, Samuli Kemppi and Terrence Dixon, Children Of Tomorrow has provided a platform for some of techno's most experimental artists. As Sense makes clear, Arnaud Le Texier, the label owner, also belongs to that elite group. "Wrong Planet" starts the release with eerie ambience, before "4 FM" unfolds over a low-key, pulsating groove. On the title track, the French producer picks up the pace to drop a hypnotic, minimal rhythm track, while on "Antidote", and the claustrophobic "Project C", Le Texier creates a dense, mangled dance floor track full of dank low end tones and warped percussion.
Review: It's been interesting to see Le Texier's gradual shift towards purist techno and "Valiant", the first track on this release, could be a Jeff Mills composition. Over gargantuan kicks, he lays down a bleepy sequence that moves up and down the tonal scale. Oscar Mulero's remix is typical of the Spanish producer's sound, with broken beats underscoring a dramatic, building filter that cover the original's bleeps in a dense cloud. "Divergent" sees Le Texier deliver a more intense version of 90s techno and its distorted kicks and merciless claps sound more like Luke Slater than Mills. Mike Storm's ravey take on "Divergent" completes this flawless underground release.
Review: Antonio De Angelis and Arnaud Le Texier's collaboration yields a killer pure techno release. The title track features that well-worn but effective combination of surging chords and driving hi hats, but the production is so effortless that it stands apart. The same can be said about "Freak Lip". Tougher and more percussive than the title track, the duo use dubby basslines and insistent Morse Code bleeps to create a heads-down Millsian affair. "Leading" is cut from a similar cloth, but is more grainy and frenetic, while the remixes come from Antigone and ROD. The former is a pacy affair, while on the latter, the Dutch producer drops a drum-heavy, percussive workout.