Various – Dead Architect Series: Portfolio One (Modularz12 – 2013)
Difficult to pick a favorite from this crop as the tracks are equally strong. We have a rather dreamy start for a Modularz release when Eduardo de la Calle picks delicate dubs and warm chords from his recent Semantica (like “Quasi Calligraphic 9”). But Elyas slams with bass and dark textures for a secret techno rite, as does Takaaki Itoh with a monumental drop and stinging sequences. Spain’s Adriana Lopez closes the first installment of the portfolio with a solid techno tool. Extra points go to the conceptual title of the series.