Tripeo is the pseudonym for Dutch producer Darko Esser and the project focuses on heads down, stripped back techno. Certainly, this release for the Clone mini-empire pulls no punches. "Kuebiko" is a deranged affair; its analogue howls and squeals spiral to the surface and threaten to rage out on control but for the sinewy sub-bass that holds the arrangement together. On the title track, Esser deploys a buzz-saw bass over a relentless, pumping rhythm, while "Qwerty" offers an even more thrilling interpretation of dance floor functionality. Claps roll in like thunder, heavy drums crash and grind and a pulsing, punishing bass drives the arrangement.
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