Dresden label Rat Life makes the impossible to believe claim that its owner and Tschechow, the Belgian producer behind its eight release, are both grandchildren of Afrika Bambaata. Despite this assertion, there is no doubt that the Rat Life debutant knows his way around classic electronic sounds. "Controllers" is a relentless minimal track, inspired by Robert Hood and "Broken Symmetries" sees him plunge headlong into a Sean Deason chord-techno. Meanwhile, "Bretton Woods" revisits the darkest depths of Chicago house. By contrast, "Existential Framing" is a tranced out, acid-led soundscape and "Shift" sees him explore pulsing disco noir. He may be no relation of Bambaata, but he's certainly a master of reinvention.
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