A key member of the Minus family for almost a decade, Gaiser has just released ‘False Light’, his third artist album on Richie Hawtin’s label. The ten-track affair shows the American born, Berlin based techno DJ/producer to have continued to evolve since his last full length and again is a very complete and contemporary techno tale.
Opening up with ‘Strangers’, a squelchy groove is established immediately with ghoulish voices bringing lots of dark energy to the thumping drums. From there a high tempo is kept up with the likes of ‘Oozewave’ and its spritely, squealing synths, ‘Say What’ and its rubbery drums and always percolating bassline and the synthetic and rolling ‘Droplets’, which sounds like classic Gaiser. The second half of the album unfolds through kinetic, funk led affairs like ‘Reflekts’ with its pained and lingering synths, the tightly coiled and apocalyptic sounding ‘Driftwork’ and then shuts down with the ambient textures and liquid synths of ‘Way Out’.
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