7/10 Clinton Staff review, 01 November 2013
Up there in the foot of the pennines I envisage our resident techno expert Ant weeping when perusing our ham-fisted attempts to describe his favourite genre. I will do my best to do justice to this live album by the acclaimed Belgian producer, although when I say live, you are not hearing whoops of the crowd and ‘Antwerp We Love Ya’s’.
What we have is propulsive, clubby techno that is semi improvised, initially using laptop but bringing in hardware and sampling equipment to bring a really unique performance that ebbs and flows as the artist feeds off the crowd and vice versa.
It seems a real labour of love with Van Hoesen using textural shifts, gentle rhythmic nuances to shift dynamics. The album although split into individual tracks, plays as if one long piece its synths and rhythms working together to create a hard, dancefloor friendly yet curiously personal work.
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