TITAN (BLACK VINYL)
Black vinyl, strong techno tracks from Oscar Mulero
Oscar Mulero returns to Token. Titan follows up 2018's Electric Shades EP and marks the Spaniard's fourth appearance on the label. A brace of uptempo, dance-floor focused tracks in the artist's inimitable style, the EP showcases the veteran producer's knack for memorable sonic motifs and enviable studio prowess.
As ever, the music feels fresh and modern. Driving, polyrhythmic recording Carnage sets the tone for the record-high energy and off-kilter, it's a dense workout that feels as focused as it does powerfully untethered. Hypnotic follow up Spirit Train channels the best of the heads-down end of the genre with a single delayed synth that warps across its runtime, buoyed by exquisite drum programming and bound neatly by the artist's precision engineering. Title track Titan heads up the B1 and the EP shows no sign of slowing. High energy from the start, Mulero delivers an exemplary slice of peak-time acid-Techno that finds extraordinary energy in its crisp main riff. Elektra closes out the EP and focuses heavily on groove. A single reverberating lead synth sequence does the bulk of the movement, moving in and out of the sonic periphery to build and release tension, all the while propped up by the chunky, driving drums that have powered the record throughout.