The culmination of 10 years' experience as a producer, InharmX is a masterclass in techno purism. The release starts with the dubby techno title track before briefly diverting into the chord-heavy ambience of "Under Part 1". From there, Haus ups the tempo and intensity levels; "Under Part 2" is an intense workout, undercut by doubled-up rhythms, and better still, "Module 3" is a relentless, Sahko/Sleeparchive-style bleep techno affair - which Roger Semsroth himself approves of. Finally, there's "Axid", a pummelling, unflinching workout, laced with acid and shot through with the kind of distorted 909s that Jeff Mills himself would approve of.
The debut release on Sculptures is a full-on affair. It starts with the pounding, industrial techno of Marla Singer's "Under the Bridge", a belligerent affair that channels the menace of a Helena Hauff DJ set and fuses it with the Blueprint label's most hypnotic rhythms. On "Half Life", newcomer Jamie Haus takes the intensity levels down a few notches for a bleep-heavy minimal workout, while German veteran Falko Brocksieper worships at the altar of 90s techno on the raw percussive "Forsemog". Rounding off the first outing from Sculptures is Liquid Marble with the heads down, loop techno of "Extension".