After receiving high praise for tracks under his Lockertmatik-moniker on Marcel Dettmanns MDR label, Kryptic Universe is back on track with his second EP for shtum. The Dresden local is also the first artist who does it twice on the sub-label of Uncanny Valley. And it’s a return in full glory with Kryptic Universe doing his Future Jazz thing like nobody else can do.
Just listen to the seemingly never stopping “Skala”, which is building and building into twirling Techno madness. Then we have “Drifter’s Garden”, a pretty dark affair with fizzing synth effects getting out of control. “Bodies They Came Out Of” is no less gloomy and hits hard with an attitude that reminds of those glorious days when Techno was played in rough basements and ravers couldn’t see each other through the smoke. Finally, “Alphazerfall” in the Lockertmatik Remix shows off his funky side. Dark Acid it is.
The illustration on the B-side label is by the ever-reliable Aram Haydeyan.