- Pianist/composer Hauschka's work takes in house and techno, albeit performed on a "prepared" piano, where objects are stuffed under the strings. Perfect, then, for Ricardo Villalobos and Max Loderbauer, who buddy up for an atmospheric, headphone-pleasing take of "Cube" that's full of distorted synth stabs and remnants of Hauschka's percussive piano technique. It's short by Villalobos standards—just eight minutes. Keeping the big-hitters coming, Kompakt bigwig Michael Mayer builds tension like a Danish cop series on his rework of "Radar," with gossamer-thin percussion, choppy bass synths and arpeggiated keys.
The second EP features a chattering, all-out, rotor-blade techno assault from Lost stalwart Steve Bicknell that jumps into the thumping groove from the off and stays there. It's in direct contrast to René 'Vainquer' Löwe's addition to these two wide-reaching EPs. Vainquer has form with Basic Channel, and he brings that to bear on a gorgeously iridescent exercise in dubby, slo-mo techno.
A Cube (Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer Remix)
B Radar (Michael Mayer Remix)
A Tanzbein (Steve Bicknell - Lost Mix)
B Ping (Vainqueur Remix)