Dub techno must be one of the most over-used tropes in contemporary electronic music, but upcoming artist Tomas Rubeck provides a fine interpretation of it on FM. "FM1" sees him layer textured chords over a stepping rhythm that lurches and morphs unpredictably. "FM2" follows in a similar vein, but here the spacious, cavernous sounds are shot through with acidic undercurrents. The remixers also impress: Exium lends some extra strength to "FM1", imbuing it with tough rhythms and acid-fried riffs. Meanwhile, Quail's take on "FM2" recalls Swayzak at their most delicate and understated, with gentle melodies tinkling and a reduced rhythm playing away in the background.
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