Ø [Phase] Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
This Ø [Phase] should not be confused with Mika Vainio’s Ø project (isn’t it bad enough having an unpronounceable name without having one that’s already being used?), although boundary-pushing techno is still the name of the game. Alone In Time?, this Ø’s second album, is so heavyweight the vinyl version is spread over three discs. On Token.
The tautologically named Ø [Phase] returns to Token for a 12" of progressive and long form techno. B-side and title track 'Boundary Interactions' storms over the 17 minute mark with a tension balancing tight rope walk that sustains it for its length. Anxiety and relief on two sides of wax.
- Vinyl 12" (TOKEN80)
- £11.99 £10.79 (saving: £1.20)
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Roog Unit is the new moniker for Luke Slater (Planetary Assault Systems) and Ashley Burchett (Ø [Phase]/Epoch). With both being standards in the British techno scene for a long time (Slater stated in the 80s) this team up is set to provide the latest in forward moving techno. Debut EP out on Mote-Evolver.
Ø [Phase] (who is not to be confused with the Mika Vainio project of the same symbol), has two particularly heavyweight new tracks to share with the world. The percussion has industrial techno intensity, while uncanny abstract electroacoustic sound washes around the edges of the tracks. Submerged Metropolitan is pressed up on the Token label.
Re-approaching a couple of tracks from his Alone In Time album, London based techno producer takes the B-side with a rework of the title track from the album, taking it from headspace techno meanderings to a floor worthy pace. Whilst the A-side is a remix of R-Mash by O/V/R turning the paranoid tension of the original in a, well, face melter.
Two prominent techno innovators combine like Power Rangers to offer reworks of music by Ø [Phase], creating versions that offer safe passage into previously aggressive and hard-won sounds. Rodhad's work is sentimental, as usual, while Robert Hood's work is additive and rhythmic. This 12" re-contextualises difficult and fascinating music into something more intuitive.