Review: Liverpool's Binny started on his techno path back in 2012 with an EP on Orbis, and it's taken him only three years to rise to Dax J's Monnom Black imprint, a label reserved for the darker of techno joints. In apt style, "Mispress" kicks things off in a menacing fashion, blasting out heavy kicks, minimal melodies and rough shots of percussion, followed by the bouncier but nonetheless charged belter that is "Outline". Over on the flipside, "Quarantine" is a dirty squelcher in the style of Surgeon and Regis, while "Event Horizon" recalls Jeff Mills at his poignant and would sit incredibly well in a set by the man himself. Belters.
Review: Man of the moment Dax J is back with more doom laden and treacherous techno. The Monnom Black head honcho is this time launching The Invisible Man EP at us. Featuring on the A side we've got "The Wonk" but there's no Life & Death style melodies on this one: that stuff could only wish to be as fierce as this peak time adrenalizer. The title track is a rough acid techno stomper reminiscent of something on his last Shades Of Black album. On the flip "Wir Leben Fur Die Nacht" reminds us that yes he lives in Berlin, he most likely passed his Deutsch A1 class and indeed we do all live for the night etc but this sounds more like Sunday mass at Berghain: an industrial strength menace that is absolutely ferocious! A surprise addition is the dark and immersive ambient journey "Surrender" featuring Cat Yen's curious Chinese dialogue drenched in delay.
Review: Monnom Black welcome back Fractions for more of their sonic disturbances, will acid and rugged techno weapons. For those who like hard edge, brain frying sounds with an instant impact these are perfect tunes: "NITE NRG" has a prowling synth and dystopian vibe that is impossible to escape, while "Do You Believe" is a twisted and distorted techno stomper that will make your fists and teeth clench. "All The Streets Are Silent" sounds like it is straight from Wipeout in the original Playstation console and "Hive Mind" then explodes over and over with maximal drums driving it along.