Everyone loves a banger, but techno's ethereal nature is arguably what gives fans the most lasting pleasure. People don't throw on techno mixes to hear a DJ drop bomb and after bomb; they listen so they can sit back, lock themselves in a groove and zone out from everything else. The same goes for some albums. Post Scriptum 01 isn't going to give you any hands-in-the air moments, and it probably won't make you want to jump out of your seat. It will put you in a trance if you let it, though.
Post Scriptum 01's sound doesn't vary much from track to track. Each is built from similar parts—chunky basslines, bleeps and an assortment of ominous samples—meaning the ride from beginning to end is a smooth one. Naturally, there are a few standout moments: the drums on some tracks jack a little more than others, and I'd be lying if I said the surprise vocals on "Interstellar Medium" didn't make my ears perk up a little bit more on first listen. Overall, though, Post Scriptum plays it safe, and in this case, it leads to great results.
The existence of techno albums is a contentious issue with some listeners—many avoid them altogether. Full-lengths are too often made up of decent DJ tools and sub-par ambient sketches, forcing listeners to cherrypick the few tracks they like, rather than enjoy the work as a whole. Post Scriptum 01 is an album for techno fans seeking an immersive experience, which is all too rare these days.
Wed / 19 Aug 2015
01. Decades To Millenia
02. Even The Nearest
03. Interstellar Medium
04. The Extreme Distance
05. Gliese 581
06. Decelerate At The Destination
07. Proton To Proton Fusion
08. Constant Acceleration Drive
09. Time Plus Time To Encode
10. Mistaken Conclusion
11. Warped Space Time