This came out all the way back in January, so not exactly hot off the presses by any means, but then you’re not following this blog for its comprehensiveness, are you? It’s pretty ridiculous I missed not only this, but an entire album since, given how much I liked Shawn Rudiman’s previous album Conduit, but anyway: this is brilliant, sinewy modular techno, pulsing with barely restrained aggression and I absolutely love it.
I’m pretty late to the party on this one as it came out back in June, but I just read a glowing review on Resident Advisor and I’m not obsessed. Fighting The Flow from his album Conduit is absolutely flawless, driving, relentless techno of the very highest order, with just enough fragments of melody to keep things interesting without detecting from its repetitive power. Honestly, play this loud and tell me you don’t want to take your top off, neck a pinger and charge off down the front.