By Chris Liebing
The first track of this release is by Pfirter, titled 'Mi Estudio,' and it's the first to promote the release of the eleven brand new tracks of '10 Years CLR.' The type of Techno being produced by Chirs Liebing, Adam Beyer, et al has moved on in the last ten years and this release certainly reflects that, and is a celebration of where CLR are now. The influence of the current minimal scene is clear, with the amount of white and industrial noise no longer creating the wall of sound this style of techno is known for. Instead, the cunning application of large swaths of bass fill the speakers and make you want to sweat and share water bottles. The production is of the class you expect from a release of such an established label, where old favourites are releasing tracks with new additions to the label.
The scratching noise that runs through this track is reminiscent of the type of squeal that acid techno tacks would use at 100miles an hour. But here, it builds tension and makes you wonder if it is ever going to release, while keeping the beat thumping
The second track on this release is Function vs Jerome Sydenham, 'Two Ninety One.' Again that rumbling bass, and excellent production, produce a groove to get dance floors moving. A pounding release that has had me going back through my 12"s with glee. Look forward to hearing the whole album.