Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Alien Power - Knutsson, Berg (UFO Station Recordings)

Title: Alien Power
Artist: Knutsson/Berg
Label: UFO Station Recordings
Cat Number: UFO004
Genre: Techno

1: Alien Power
2: Dubby
3: Dungeon Acid Alien Power Assemblage

The title track exponentially ascends on a wind of brittle, taut energy interspersed with some gossamer-light flourishes. It’s driven, but not nosebleed-strong. The Dungeon Acid rework funks it up and gets busy in a style which is syncopated enough to put me in mind of double-jointed line dancers. I don’t have a preference and both have their merits. ‘Dubby’ does what it says on the tin, and is a passable piece which flanges its way through the heavens, having a similar sonic template to ‘Alien Power’, inasmuch as it’s deceptively light touch harbours atmospheric layers. The two originals here are made for the long mix and will take most transitions that can be thrown at them. The remix is a different beast and demands the spotlight.

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