Techno that's angry but colourful.
The best track is "Fuck These Days," which pairs a vulgar vocal with Tommy Four Seven-style barbed-wire drums and a wonky chord progression. The uncanny vocals on "Sick Bitch" only add to the delirium, but they also provide something else to focus on. Though it's heavy, Van Hoen's style of pulverizing techno never feels claustrophobic. The vocal on "Kiss" is buried, so your attention goes to the repetitive riff and prickly textures instead. Those textures come to the forefront on "Fear," a slightly swung track with basslines that recall the more aggressive end of bloghouse. Van Hoen might be angry, but on Red he expresses anger through colour.