Philippe Petit is one of the unsung heroes of European techno. This is partly due to the fact that his label, Knotweed, has focused a lot of its efforts on releasing music by luminaries like Terrence Dixon and Myles Serge. However, Fracture looks certain to redress that imbalance. Designed to accommodate a range of moods and feelings, the release starts with the detuned riffs of "Killdozer", before heading to the peak time thanks to the pulsating, acid-led bass of "Five Zero". On "See The Light", the Knotweed boss focuses on a similar approach - although its whooshing synths somewhat offset the effect of its pulsating bass and hammering kicks - while on the title track, Petit calls to mind Rob Hood's visceral minimal thanks to its searing riffs and malevolent chord stabs.
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