Review: The Buchla synth has enjoyed a surge in popularity in recent years. This is largely due to the work of drone artists like Alessandro Cortini, but it's also great to see a well-known techno producer like Boys Noize aka Alexander Ridha champion its use in productions. Underpinned by thunderous kicks, the title track features synth lines so thickly caked in grime that they could have easily been recorded in a dank sewer. Without sacrificing any of his usual dance floor impact, the German artist has created a truly mesmerising piece of electronic music - and hopefully his peers will follow suit with similar experiments.
Review: German electro artist Boyz Noize is back with a vengeance on this new full length which runs the whole the gamut from classic electro flavours right through to dirty tech house and even a bit of acid for good measure. Testament to his success are the rather interesting collaborations on offer with special guests such as long-time fan and Turbo boss Tiga teaming up on "808-Irag" for some seriously druggy dancefloor antics. "Openn" features the legendary Uwe Schmidt aka Atom TM where they venture into more experimental waters, naturally but will easily warp minds on the dancefloor, no problem. But it's "Spacer" with Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs which is undoubtedly the highlight with its epic and soulful melancholia. All in all a brilliant effort and return to form for Alex Ridha.