Morse Records might be new on paper, but in quality they reign equal amongst some of the largest and most well-known techno brand names of recent vintage, easily contending with powerhouses like Ostgut Ton and Sandwell District, and smaller yet intimidating brands like Frozen Border and Do Not Resist The Beat. Hearing Van Hoesen's potential, Morse tapped the Belgian to create an EP, and his debut on the imprint is arguably his best work yet.
Kicking things off on the three-tracker is "Realtimeproof," whose hypnotically off-kilter square wave synth work sets the pace, proving that the bizarre is more often the most effective. By coupling the aforementioned synth with a powerful kick, listeners and DJ's alike are treated to a late night dervish sure to spin the room around. With its dubby chord stabs and funky undertone, "Strikethrough" will most likely remain the hidden gem, being brushed aside by the overwhelming power of "Resol." With a heavy, heady bassline that feels liquid in form, the tune is a nod to techno's undulating, despondent past, and an undeniable glance at its future. Spacey and mercurial, this is one release that oozes techno perfection one globular bassline at a time.