Various – V – Five Years Of Artefacts Chapter 1 (Stroboscopic Artefacts SA5YEARS01 – 2014)
Lucy’s Stroboscopic Artefacts is making some noise to mark the label’s fifth anniversary, and what could be better than invite an illustrious company of techno producers to the celebrations.
“Chapter 1” opens the five-EP series with Rrose’s fluctuating builder “Drowned By Sight”, which complies with the act’s blueprint sound, surfing on ebbs and flows of synth textures.
Perc’s “Tri-City” is not as loud as the recent co-op with Truss, but brings a brazen groove to the midfield for another cut of oxygenous techno.
Introducing the B-side, Pfirter’s “Atman” is a nod to the bass domination while Lakker’s “Pier” is the EP’s Geheimtipp, as they would say in Berlin. Kicking off with abstract mumbling and matched by percussive clutter, it’s pushing the pedal of metalloid noise for uptempo delight.