Sigha - I Am Apathy, I Am Submission
Sigha continues his excellent run of techno with this debut on Blueprint. I often listen to high-energy dance music at work, but "I Am Apathy" is a track that I've actually had to turn off several times because it gets me too stressed out: it's pure panic. The lead line is right at the most caustic end of dance music, and the kicks pound bloody-mindedly. There's a gyrating funk to it as well, something that's stripped barer in "The Black House," which has loopy robotic grinding, a sharp offbeat hi-hat and a wide-arsed bassline. "Between Here and Yesterday" sounds like a radio transmission from deep space. It's pretty opposite to the other two nerve-wise, but all of them completely nail what they're going for.
Mon / 22
A I Am Apathy, I Am Submission
B1 The Black House
B2 Between Here & Yesterday