Our Wednesday selection: joeFarr – Well Tempered EP (Elements, RBK005)
Rebekah’s hard hitting Elements label welcomes high impact techno talent JoeFarr for a five track release including big remixes from Axel Picodot and Buried Secrets.
JoeFarr has long been making waves with his intense and irregular techno. The mastering and mixing engineer has released on a wide range of cult underground labels including South London Analogue Material, Arts Collective, and Soma, not to mention his very own User Experience imprint. The cultured studio wizard always advances his own sounds – and techno at large – with each new outing and that is true once more here.
‘Well Tempered’ is a true banger, with synapse firing synths wiring about like malevolent robots as super compressed drums hammer home the rock solid groove. Overdriven drums, distortion, rave synths and abrasive textures then define ‘Avvior’, a thrillingly intense track from start to finish. The final original, ‘Septum’ bristles with rawness and direct energy with loopy kick drums and laser-like synths that hypnotise you, keeping you transfixed for five increasingly unhinged minutes of relentless noise.
Acclaimed Frenchman Axel Picodot steps up to remix ‘Well Tempered’ and brings his unique mix of industrial and 90s rave influences to a fiery and intense remix filled with brutalist synths and unreserved breakbeat madness. With credits on Green Fetish Records and Monnom Black, mysterious German artist Buried Secrets offers a second remix that is direct and forceful, with gritty kicks and coarse claps making for an immovable techno juggernaut.
Tracklist: joeFarr – Well Tempered EP (Elements, RBK005)
A1 – Well Tempered
A2 – Avvior
B1 – Well Tempered (Axel Picodot Remix)
B2 – Well Tempered (Buried Secrets Remix)
Digital Bonus – Septum