Review: Skint cull four of their biggest hits from last years fifteenth anniversary comp for this twelve inch that demonstrates the breadth of their output. Side A pitches Tiga's classic 07 electro reworking of Tomas Anderson against the industrial techno pressure that is Dave Clarke's "Dirtbox". On the flip you get a reminder of when MSTRKRFT were actually quite good with their thumping rework of Goose which is an uneasy bed fellow for X Press 2's chart bothering deep house collab with David Byrne. These tracks have been out of print for ages so it's nice to get another opportunity to grab them on vinyl.
Charcoal Eyes (Glass Tears) (feat Mark Lanegan) (7:53)
Monochrome Sun (feat Mark Lanegan) (5:03)
Cover Up My Eyes (feat Gazelle Twin) (4:28)
I'm Not Afraid (feat Anika) (6:05)
Death Of Pythagoras (3:26)
Review: For techno fans of a certain vintage, the arrival of a new Dave Clarke album - his first for 14 years - will be the most exciting news this year. Those expecting a straight-up collection of thunderous techno club bangers should look away now, though. Instead, the famously forthright producer has crafted an album inspired by the music of his youth, namely new wave, punk, industrial, electro and EBM. Of course, there are still hints of his bombastic club style hidden within the clandestine grooves and collaborations with Keith Tenniswood, Mt Sims and Mark Lanagan, but it's an altogether more mature and sofa-friendly listening experience than fans may have expected.