Black Massing (Wata Igarashi Dusk Falls remix) (6:25)
Morning Star (Marco Shuttle remix) (7:41)
Down (Function remix) (6:50)
Black Massing (Wata Igarashi Daylight Breaks remix) (6:54)
Review: Techno's dark lord James Shaw aka Sigha released some pitch black techno experiments on the Metabolism LP for Belgian peak time techno specialists Token earlier this year. His second album now gets a series of fantastic remixes by some of the most distinct talents of the scene at present. Japanese hypnotic techno expert Wata Igarashi serves up not one but two remixes of "Black Massing". First up is is the Dusk Falls remix which deconstructs trance in the vein of Donato Dozzy into an epic, hyperaware, strobe-lit ascension to the stratosphere. His second on the flip is the Daylight Breaks remix - this is more subtle/ethereal in nature and allows those floaty melodies and multi-layered pads to do most of the work. Further proof that Italians do it better comes in the form of Marco Shuttle's rework of "Morning Star". This sees the Berlin based producer take you for a journey deep into the exotic on this downbeat experiment in trace induction. Elsewhere, veteran producer Function delivers the goods as always - his fierce and tunnelling remix "Down" is undoubtedly the most straight ahead offering here.