Review: Given the amount of jobs he has (Elevator Sound shop owner, modular synth show promoter and superclub manager, for starters) we often wonder how Marco Bernardi finds time to sleep, let alone conjure up new EPs of high quality machine music. This outing on Brokntoys is another fine collection from the Bristol-based Glaswegian. Highlights are plentiful throughout, from the acid-flecked deep electro melodiousness of "Super Deep Voices" and glacial, off-kilter IDM warmth of "Plat+Form", to the deep space modular funk of "Miscopol" and the foreboding throb of the EP's acid-laden closing cut, "Soijien". Smart work from Bernadi... as usual.
Exhauated Modern - "The Last Minute On Earth" (6:06)
Review: Brokntoys has released a number of superb multi-artist EPs over the years, so it's little surprise to find that their latest compilation style effort consistently hits the mark. Robert Valera impresses with the creepy, minor key techno/electro fusion of "Test 2" - a modular workout that intensifies in waves - before Bristol-based Glaswegian heavyweight Marco Bernadi wraps glistening, Vector Lovers style synth motifs around a shuffling, hardcore style breakbeat on "Tokyo Sunrise". Turn to side B for punchy and spacey electro antics from Vertical67 (whose "Out of Sight" is luscious), not to mention the widescreen chords, cinematic electronics and foreboding, spaced-out beats of "The Last Minute on Earth".