Review: Edinburgh's Stephen Brown has always (and still is) waving the techno flag way up high for the Scottish nation. The man has been on it since the mid 90s, and it's safe to se late him as a veritable veteran by now. This new EP for the excellent Echocord feels like a natural turn of events, especially given how magnificently dubby "Sandtext" feels like. "Wet" tries to offer a bumpier sort of ride thanks to sliding chords and huge slabs of bass, while "Backstroke" goes in with that classic, Sun-kissed dub techno flex which Brown, among others, helped to solidify.
Review: One half of Northern Structures Lasse Buhl launches his solo career on Echocord Colour with an Adam X-inspired EP. R38 sees the Danish label push further into an industrial realm to what the imprint is perhaps known for, with the metallic undertones and rubber band synths of the title track sounding like something to come out of K209's basement studio. Buhl slows down the BPM and spreads the beats in "Em A Ai", resulting in a track that sounds like Regis-techno played incorrectly at 33rpm. The K209 connection returns via a Milton Bradley remix to "R38" which sounds like a Giorgio Gigli production, only with less reverb and a decipherable groove.