This is Kaspar's second release on Pets having also put out material recently for Upon You and Kompakt's Exklusiv offshoot. Like Pets' owners, Catz N'Dogz, Kaspar mines a freestyle form of minimal house and techno. This is most audible on "Strout". The bass lunges and lurches unpredictably, there are blasts and bursts of atonal noise and a rickety percussive accompaniment that holds the arrangement together. He adopts a far different approach on "Roundhouse"; closer in sound to late 90s party techno, it centers on a rolling rhythm, larger than life horn stabs and the kind of rolling snares that are the polar opposite of glum minimalism.
Cologne's Jonathan Kaspar is up next on Berlin's Petz Recordings. Following up great releases on Ojektivity and KX, the man from Cologne serves up the late night tech house of "Paradise" where that very refrain is repeated in pitch shifted fashion over a slinky groove with a seriously buzzing bass line. "Mellow" is a fitting title for this deep and atmospheric trip that uses tribal rhythms and a hypnotic one-note loop beneath some "erotic Discourse" style tape delay madness. Finally, if deep tribal acid house is your thing then "Cicatrice" will be right up your alley: druggy Sunday morning afterhours business right here.