This time around Ford teams with Benno Blome, commander-in-chief at Sender (who incidentally supplied the remix on the flip of 'Plastic Smile') on 'Smoke Machine', an uber-cool techy number seething with synthy-bass. With plenty of minimal house to sift through at the moment, a track like this manages to stand out: it is peculiar yet effective, and very much in the vein of Minimal Man’s 'Chicken Store' – one of those neat little smoky affairs which should get the club swingin' at an early point.
Jumping to the flip, Bruno Pronsato, a relative newboy who has released on Under_line as Osvaldo, toughens up the original, if only slightly, calling on tribal drums and warped metallic tones to make his point. It’s a track that reminds me of the glut of tribal house that once existed, Steve Lawler goes minimal if you will: it’s monotone, it’s dull and it doesn’t do anything to enhance on the original. Standard loop-tool set material for those gap-filling quieter moments.
As one would have expected from the get-go, it’s the original from Ford and Blome which shines here - a solid, floor-worthy piece of old-skool warehouse meets minimal techno.