From Another Mind continues to establish itself as a vital contemporary techno outlet with a fresh release entitled “Der Weg Des Kriegers EP” from label founders SHDW & Obscure Shape.
This German pair hails from Stuttgart and share a unique vision in the studio. They have a no frills, straight up vibe that results in tracks designed for darkened spaces and serious crowds. As DJs they draw on the old and the new from acid, EBM and rave, and match the energy of their productions in their sets. After a big 2019 they keep up the pressure here and head into the new year in fine fashion.
First out of the blocks is the brilliant “Der Weg Des Kriegers” with its hammering, high speed kicks and choppy percussive patterns. A distant, sombre siren draws you ever further in as the track rolls on relentlessly and grows ever more wild. “Endgegner” is an all-out frazzled techno rave with scraping hits and distorted kicks driving along and whipping crowds into a frenzy.
Picking up the pace is “Feuersturm”, five minutes of banging techno with arresting synths shooting out of the mix like lasers and sure to get hands in the air. Closing out this high impact trip is “Hinter Dem Horizont” which bounces along on tightly programming and slamming drums, with a dancing synth sequence that adds just a little light to the darkness all around.