Sombre sketches on Ostgut Ton's experimental sub-label.
This peculiar refusal to fit in makes Boruzescu a good fit for a label like Unterton. The Ostgut Ton sub-label looks outside the purist techno core of its sister label in the same way Berghain is diversifying their live programming through its newest space, Säule. That said, the Unterton catalogue hasn't strayed too far from Ostgut's core sound. On Their Specters, Boruzescu also doesn't deviate too much from hers.
The EP feels like a happy compromise between label and artist. "Forewarned Is Forearmed" has a steady rhythm, the undertow of a broken kick drum pattern lifting it out of its stupor. "Atlas" pulls back to the dark ambient you find on Blackest Ever Black. Noisy and droning, it would suit the warm-up hours at Berghain. There's always been a sombre and alienating mood to Borusiade's work, which again reveals itself in the darker instrumentation of Their Specters.