Techno stalwart James Ruskin returns to Tresor with The Dash, an album of home listeners and brooding dancefloor workouts.
Ruskin's steady output of dark functional techno, including two full-length albums, found a home at the start of the century on labels such as Tresor, Meta and his own Blueprint output. The Dash arrives six and half years after its predecessor Into Submission.
The album promises to arrive armed with club tools as well as more home listening fare. The twelve-tracker includes traditional Ruskin workouts such as lead single 'Lahaine' and more cerebral, downbeat electronica. "The album itself I would say is very detached from the previous two Tresor outings. A lot of this is due to the amount of time between them as I have completely changed the way I write and record music now, and also the whole process was approached in a very different way with a completely different meaning behind it, " explains Ruskin.
02 Torridon Void
03 Under 3
04 Road Trip
12 Your Journey
James Ruskin's 'The Dash' is released on Tresor in February 2008.