The second installment in their remix series sees stalwart Alex Smoke and newcomer Tolga Fidan fiddle with each other's bits - Smoke goes to town on 'Ilsa', while Fidan re-jigs 'Neds'. Which is where we begin. Things start pleasantly enough with a skipping bassline and playful off-beat ping-pong percussion, but that soon gets swallowed by a terrifying synth, black-as-night 303 farts and an omnipresent unsettling, evil-pitch drone. Fidan keeps things rocking with odd drops, wonky synth surges and rattlesnake shakers, and keeps it interesting with wooden percussion and what sounds like an oboe. Surely a first.
Alex Smoke - a man backing away from the new definition of 'minimal' like a trance fan at a Pansonic gig - counter-attacks with a starker, unpredictable take on 'Ilsa'. He sets out his stall with whiplash hats and clipped, busy percussion, which get briefly overpowered by a delightful dash of warm digital fuzz, before madcap phreakuencies elbow their way in and take us to the break. Things get a bit Si Begg for a mo - low-end 303, chopped electro beats - before everything gets pulled back together in an excellently anti-climactic instant. Two more mini-minimal-symphonies from the label that (s)cares.