Review: The author's name might be a tongue-twister, but there's nothing unnecessarily complicated about Support. Inspired by the loop techno sound of the 90s, "Time for Execution Part 1" combines abrasive beats with nagging acid lines to create a peak-time killer. "Bluecolor" is more upfront again, its whooshing filters tempered only by metallic percussion and "Water Under the Bridge" is a more intense, denser take on the 90s loop sound. It's not all peak time thrills however - "Workaholic" offsets the intensity with dubby beats - but the screeching horror riffs of "Time For Execution Part 2" is a reminder that the dark side is never too far away.
Review: If hard-edged techno is your thing, then you'd be well advised to check out New Born. Alternating between broken beat workouts and straight 4/4 brutality, the common bond here is an adherence to a relentlessness that is all too rare in contemporary techno. The Marco Rane remix of Julian Sync's "Eclectic" sets the tone, its dense broken beats underscoring shrieking riffs. A similar approach is audible on Sagae & Kawakami's "Cola Shout" where screeching stabs are to the fore, while Po's "Fearless Words" navigates the transition to towering 4/4s with intense, panning filters. However, it's Tachini who delivers the fatal blow, and the insane, shredded riffs that rain down on the stomping beats of "Tachini Je Weet" recall the intensity of classic Regis.