More and more, modern techno is integrating sounds from the early 90s and this release from Deca Rhythm boss BrukRode is a good example of this development. The title track revolves around a hardcore bass that lunges and lashes like a drunken sailor on leave, while fractured, percussive particles provide the arrangement with some direction. On "Moving Average", there is a shift of sorts in direction; the beats are tougher and edge towards distortion, while the groove has more in keeping with the loop techno sound of the late 90s. Still, influences from the earlier part of that decade remain, and the track also features a massive sub-bass.
Having previously featured on a compilation on Deca Rhythm, the label now gives Brukrode a full release to articulate his/her sound. The world that this producer inhabits is an inherently bleak one, as "Sedan" in particular demonstrates. Over a high-paced rhythm and a walking bass, Brukrode unleashes a series of high-pitched shrieks, intense enough to raise the dead. The sound and tempo are less intense on the title track, with Brukrode delivering an industrial rhythm that throbs and thuds. It's not like he has mellowed out, but the presence of a muffled vocal sample deep in the arrangement shows that Brukrode is human after all.