Review: If icy, robotic club electro is your thing, we'd recommend picking up this multi-artist EP from Luke Eargoggle's Stilleben Records imprint. Cygnus kicks things off with the sleazy hustle of "Download Her", a decidedly wonky but on-point number that comes complete with Egyptian Lover style spoken word vocals, before Kuldaboli delivers a funky, weighty and stripped-back club rocker rich in twisted acid bass, mind-altering noises and robotic club beats. Over on side B, Rodney weighs in with the up-tempo deep space rumble of "This Isn't Something I Want Anymore", whose acid style bassline is funky as hell (and twice as hot), while Naoamm channels the spirit of both Kraftwerk and Drexciya on the bleep-laden heaviness of "Telecommunication".
Review: Some five months after his last outing - the decidedly experimental techno blast of "Simo" on Modal Analysis - Delta Funktionen returns via his first ever outing on Cultivated Electronics. The experienced producer hits the ground running with "Intrusion", an acid-flecked slab of spooky electro futurism, before dipping the tempo a little and reaching for some sparkling synthesizer lead lines on the laidback electro shuffle of "Moonstone Road". He does his best impression of "Computer World"-era Kraftwerk on the high-octane thrills of "GL_T2C_H3TR4", while "Siberian Surf" is a rock solid electro roller whose throbbing analogue bassline, clandestine electronic melodies and trippy effects make it sound faintly foreboding.