The latest Knekelhuis release emerges through the ether like the bastard lovechild of Psychic TV and Gary Numan. A collaboration between longtime friends Katie Rose and Shawn O’Sullivan, Further Reductions return to the Dutch label, diverging from the techno template of Disparate Elements in favour of a comparatively melancholic, tape damaged sound.
If 2014’s Woodwork demonstrated how techno could be a blank slate from which they could shift into dark wave-inflected waters, ‘Dense as Smoke’ takes it one step further. Goth-veiled industrial darkwave for the mascara clad, it’s indicative of a duo unafraid of taking a turn into pastures new.
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