Review: Bouffmyhre may have started off as a minimal producer, but Belong signals a shift towards a far darker mood. This is evident from the start, with "Deep Space Intro" providing an eerie sound scape introduction. From there on in the pace picks up and "Fourteen" will capture the listener's attention with its tearing industrial rhythm, while the screeches and abrasive kicks of "Remaining" recall the merciless sound of Birmingham techno. While most of the album remains in this territory, Bouffmyhre provides some relief with the dramatic chord sweeps of "Sanction" and the jacking acid of "Dominator". However, these are exceptions in a release marked by distorted drum tracks.
Review: The Scottish producer presents new versions of his work by himself and his peers. Fast rising techno artist Drumcell drops a high-impact bomb in the form of his remix of "Hypnosis", its driving rhythm littered with intense bleeps, while Bas Mooy gets to grips with "Easy Meat". The Dutch producer drops concrete-weight beats and dark, dense drums, which underpin an unflinching rhythm. Bouffmyhre also steps up to rework "Hurricane". Like the Drumcell remix of "Hypnosis", the beats are stomping and the bleeps intense, but it also features an insistent, churning filter at its heart. Bouffmyhre also remixes "Demon Within", using growling bass licks and aggressive chords to push it towards a peak time audience.
Review: It sounds like Delano and Rohr are intent on exploring minimal techno's roots with "Creepy" on Hans Bouffmyhre's label. "Spicy" may be rooted in the sound of contemporary minimal, but its squelchy bass and woozy, dislocated feeling has echoes of classic Perlon. Similarly, the title track boasts the stripped back swing and frequency shifts of DBX releases. Joseph Capriati veers towards a contemporary sound on his version of "Creepy", the pumping bass underpinning dubby textures, but soon the listener is sent back to that grey area between the past and the present for "Bouncy". There, Landstrumm-style analogue yelps and blips vie for attention over a rubbery bass whose time stretched elasticity is rooted in the present.