Editions Mego publish the third release by Sendai. Comprised of Peter Van Hoesen and Yves De Mey, Ground and Figure presents the duo reside in a more economic framework which allows the sound and rhythm they produce more room to shift, swirl and swim the circumference of the audio spectrum. Moving away from the twitchiness and anxiety of the earlier output Ground and Figure is a vast spacious journey from a duo in full control of their chosen path. Throughout Ground and Figure abstraction and rhythm weave amongst each other in such a sly manner that the resulting tension in the conflicting elements presents the listener with a hypothetical high-tech elastic percussive grid. A thudding, pulsating, shapeshifting ambient beast is summoned by these two creators working as one. This is machine music. This is hypnotic disorientation. This is an immense ambitious and refined world of sound and rhythm. This is the work of two producers who continuously try to top up their skills.
Number 13 on Time To Express presents three tracks. ‘Hope In Honesterror’ delivers 11 minutes of epic techno. Broad strokes of panned bass rub shoulders with driving percussion, slowly morphing into a tight groove. ‘Northeast’ is intensely claustrophobic, a white noise adrenalin rush pushed forward by a relentless kick drum pattern. Glacial soundscapes struggle in the background to free themselves from all-encompassing compression. ‘Extract’ is build on a minimal set of sonic ingredients, warped and filtered to maximum extend. The result is an inventive, raw and funky roller.
Peter van Hoesen returns with his Time 2 Express label after being on tour during the summer season. And in the meantime he got a great selection together with remixes and new tracks by the T2X artists. Peter himself is getting a dirty make-over job executed by Norman Nodge and Pendle Coven. With exciting results as one might expect from these guys! Sendai and Samuli Kemppi delivering some powerful abstract basement techno tracks. T2X with another essential techno release!