September 8, 2005

Steph Highland - Darkstar Lab

I’ve only had the pleasure of hearing one other Glanzbild release, but I’ll be seeking the rest out on the strength of Steph Highland’s first entry into the label’s small catalogue. Like Pete Steroid, the tracks are extremely muscular electro-tinged techno that rarely does much except put filters in, around, over, and under the main synth melodies. When the drums hit this hard, though, it doesn’t need much more. Extra points for strikingly apt song titles (“Savage” and “Comics”).

Glanzbild / GB 05
[Todd Burns]