Torb – Dost
bORDEL welcomes the vital Torb for four tracks that show off his rich heritage and analogue sounds.
Using modular analogue synths this Parisian producer creates a rave tinged, throwback techno sound that is utterly arresting. He comes from the Motorbass Recording Studio, debuted in 2014 and mixes up raw kraut with soulful Detroit sounds that continue to impress across four cuts here.
Opener ‘Herror’ is a melancholic ambient cut with painterly synth smears and an expansive atmosphere that sinks you deep into the artist’s world. The excellent ‘The Only’ is a trip into the stratosphere with hypnotic loops taking you ever higher and dark moods keeping the pressure on throughout this pure bit of serene techno.
The edgy ‘Beta Tester’ keeps you in suspense with bristling drums and rising pads bringing real energy to the floor. It also comes with its own video by Sebastien Chenut and starring Twin Peaks’ Nicole La Liberté. Last of all, ‘Dost’ is a pensive track with spacious grooves and distant sci-fi pads soundtracking a widescreen journey through space.
This is original, well-designed techno by one of the best in the game.
2. The Only
3. Beta Tester