Review: Is FaltyDL's Blueberry Records imprint getting tastier by the release or is it just us? Here we find mysterious chefs Secret State following up releases on Varvet and CPU with four outstanding 21st century electro jams. "Blast" lives up to its name with a pumping, cosmic 150 BPM salvo before the breaks start entering the mix on "Just Because" where layers of spiralling arpeggios weave tightly together. "Scales" brings a little b-boy blend to the mix while "Dystopian Preset" washes us away down the electro plughole and leaves us swimming in fractured rivers of slimy bass. You could imagine Stingray dropping something like this. Don't keep these a secret.
Review: Remarkably, veteran producers Neil Landstrumm and Tobias Schmidt first worked together as Sugar Experiment Station way back in 1996. Here they present their first joint release of 2019: a fine EP on Falty DL's Blueberry Records imprint that's packed to the rafters with weighty and otherworldly club cuts. Perhaps the most instantly arresting track of the quartet is opener "Sounds Like", a chunky, garage-influenced house cut rich in attractive female vocal samples and booming bass. That said, many may prefer the sleazy, bleep-laden, Legowelt style techno intensity of "Europa", the drowsy post-electro alien funk of "Hijacker" or the wonderfully weighty electro insanity of closing cut "Flesh Tone". In other words, it's a killer EP that rocks from start to finish.