Brandishing an obscure name reminiscent of some forgotten audio format and accompanied by little to no information as to who was responsible for the music, MPIA3's arrival earlier this year via a 12" for Avian cut a swathe through the sea of mysterious techno thanks to its overdriven 303 heavy potency. We now know MPIA3 to be an alias of Perc Trax producer Truss, and a swift return to the imprint impeccably curated by Shifted and Ventress is afforded here, sporting two further examples of MPIA3's undeniable craft for no-nonsense techno. "Ely" is perhaps the more unhinged of the two, swiftly launching into a hammering 4/4 refrain cloaked in a raw, gated bassline which occasionally descends into full blown acidic chaos. The superbly titled "Squatter's Dog" is slightly slower yet equally well malfunctioned, practically bleeding sparks of bright green electricity.
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