Review: Fixmer is fresh from remixing Depeche Mode, but don't expect to hear any synth pop influences here. In reality, the opposite is true. Force sees him deliver one of his most bruising releases to date. The title track kick-starts the release with noisy riffs and brutal kicks, as oppressive as the mid-day heat in Death Valley. "Melting Planets" sees he French producer embrace surging chords, and is not quite as foreboding, but it's only a temporary reprieve. Fixmer brings back a dark mood with the stripped back "Sidewalk", which resounds to jittery, minimalist beats, while on "Striking Patterns" an understated sense of menace rumbles on.