March 24, 2006

Saytek - Codes of Conduct

“Spegetti Western,” which could just be a nod to Primus, is what excites here. The track seemingly goes through three different incarnations in its six-minute running time; from disco drums to trance-y synths to uplifting techno chords to 303 basslines, it’s a mélange of different influences that incidentally serves as a sort of calling card for the varied producer himself. While no other track here is quite as successful, “Beatdrop” rolls on the old-school electro thick, while the two parts of “Allergen” sound so dissimilar that it’s hard to understand why they’re paired together in name.

Evolved / EVO04AB
[Todd Burns]