Review: Borft have been digging deep in the archives of much loved techno talent Crinina for some of his old unreleased works. What they have found is "Tropique Manique", a masterpiece from the 90s that pairs warm dub undercurrents with minimalist percussion and sleek synths. It all adds up to a perfect roller that will make any floor march. On the flip is another previously unreleased gem by VILLA ABO (a defunct project from Jan Svenson of FRAK fame). It's another sweet tendon groove, this time with busier synths and far sighted chords.
Review: Frak man Jan Svensson has been busy of late, serving up solo singles under the Villa Abo alias for Kontra-Musik, Noise In My Head and Radio Lundberg. Here he heads home to the Borft Records imprint he set up way back in the '80s, in the process serving up two extended techno workouts. A-side "Madrid" is particularly potent, with zippy acid stabs, cyclical synth riffs and razor-sharp acid lines riding a heavy, funk-fuelled techno groove. He takes a markedly different approach on "Water Galaxy", which sounds like vintage Underground Resistance or Derrick May enjoying a breezy Swedish summer. It's much more fluid and positive than the more aggressive A-side, and arguably the pick of two top-notch cuts.