Release: The Dendrites
Out: April 5
Collecting and selecting techno music has become sort of a routine, whereas you spend X amount of time searching through tracks of people you already know, listening to sounds you've already heard, and whittling down a long list of music that can all sound the same. What keeps digging still interesting in 2011 is finding new artists and labels that will fit your own personal ethos, and Swedish-based Technogenic has done just that. Two-piece outfit Liminals, located in Uppsala, bring this nice dancefloor-ready release to the virgin label with help from the Donk Boys. The title track's quick rhythm and paired chords certainly elude to a time period before it, and not in that sad, sort of plagiarist type of way. The Dendrites is a warm and patient, yet strong and charging type of track, giving it quite a bit of originality in that sense alone. Its infectious groove sticks around long after the music stops, and this seems to be an ideal that is often missed with techno coming out today. The B-side of the record carries the slow-moving Donk Boys remix of The Dendrites first, giving a nice and relaxing feel to the Swedish duo's original intentions. As it sits as the second piece of the EP, The Dendrites remix works in a bit of a different mood from the other, more progressive tunes. While trying to skip the “saving the best for last” spiel, Capillary Blues keeps that same uptempo feel of the other Liminals' original track, but its the bolder percussion and haunting melodies that really put this one into another playing field. Its overall tone and demeanor gives it reason enough to store this record in my late-night bag every time, so its safe to say that this release has earned its keep.
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