August 11, 2006

Giorgos Gatzigristos - Skip Tutorial

“Wherefore art thou Kompakt bangers?” To thread: “Skip Tutorial” bends and breaks over a phantasmic pulse. Heavy reverb and disintegrating beats run throughout along a synthesized Rhodes. On the other side, “Sloensje” brings the listener back closer to the K2’s usual output, if only a little. Gatzigristos privileges melody and sound over movement, an approach perhaps more admirable on headphones. But with the mix trend towards Hawtin and Magda’s liquidating of contemporary techno’s most valuable assets into 30 second clips, someone can easily find that much peak time here.

K2 / K2/13
[Cameron Octigan]