Developer / Roll Dann
12" Vinyl US
Bangin four Track Prime Time Techno
Modularz owns 2019! Not only is it their 10th birthday this year but they've been celebrating by churning out releases like no man's business. The label is headed of course by Developer who has steered the project to what it is today. This time the boss is back again with Roll Dann for Modularz 42nd installment Modularz 42. This is of course following up their Special Ten Year Anniversary Edition EP and the mammoth WAV10-95 18 artists synonymous with the Modularz sound.
First up on this devilish piece is Developer with two tracks that will invade your mind and make you succumb to the beat! He starts with 'Ritual Master' aptly named as he leads proceedings with a cut with prescribed order to entice body movement. It's electrically charged with a rolling beat that sounds like plate pressing on a conveyer belt and has a mechanical synth that re-energizes things recurrently. He follows it up with 'Lone Mystic' who seems to be pottering about altering minds. It has banging percussions with pacey hi-hats and snares. However it's the irregular pattern of the graveyard-like synth that feels like a psychological hazard.
Roll Dann follows up the master with two tracks of his own. 'Secular' has that bouncing double beat that gets feet hopping. It has those sci-fi beeping modulations and nuclear warning synths that add pace and panic like if the death star was going down. He ends the EP with 'Soul Bag'now that this project has ejected you of your mind and moved your body it's time to pay with your soul. It has a haunting synth that is reinforced by filtered percussions. They slowly build before sliding in but it's the ghostly synths and deft keys that really leave an imprint. [info sheet from distr.]