As recent emissions from Brooks Mosher and M>O>S ably demonstrated, Steffi's Dolly label can always be relied upon to curate some of the finest contemporary analogue techno exponents either side of the Atlantic divide. Dolly 11 sees Chicago's Steven Tang step up for a quartet of sublime straight to tape jackers under his Obsolete Music Technology alias and it's hard to resist the sonic charms as soon as "Metropolitan View" rotates into focus. Wonderfully inventive in its execution, the track exists in constant flux never satisfied to remain in one rhythmic direction lending proceedings an improvised touch. Alongside this "Inflection Point" opts for a more mindful Utopian approach, its various elements working in opposing directions yet still intrinsically linked. On the flip "Subdue" highlights Tang's craft for layered percussion and "Swell" is all too appropriately titled, with the thick analogue lead billowing throughout.
Jane Fitz (Invisible Menders), Brian James, Stojche, Flori, Life Recorder, Dave Miller, Owain Kimber (Owain K), Gaetano Battista, Hernan Cronner, Kirk Degiorgio, Tripeo, Basic Soul Unit, Michael Zucker - Finale / Balance, Will Azada (Proper Trax), Charlton, Steven Tang (Emphasis Recordings), Jamie Behan, Jorge Caiado / Conversion, Manos Mara (Bliq), Chromatic Filters, Ricardo Miranda, Joe Drive, Fulbert
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