Techno's Mr. Consistent returns.
The strength of his synths is surely a massive part of it. There's barely a few seconds here where Tolkachev doesn't have some rich, rippling synthesizer shaping the stereo field. Two of the tracks—"Farewell" and "Emptyness"—don't even need beats to generate a powerful sense of forward momentum. Tolkachev is also drawn discordance and polyrhythms, and although we get relatively little of that here, "Manhunt" is a fine example. You'll want to stay alert to the moment at 01:15 where he fires up a piston-like hi-hat, ricocheting off the synth in a way that's equal parts confusing and thrilling. The record's most straightforward track might be its best, though. "Everything Ends" sounds like it could have been made on a four-track recorder. But when your synths sound this dazzling, what else is needed?