- Cio D'or's Die Faser will likely stand as the totemic moment when headfuck techno vaulted further into the mainstream discussion of dance music. It's the first long-form exploration of the sound, attacking it from a number of angles. "Goldbrokat," the subject of this first salvo from the album, is one of the best—a warm and flowing track that is bustling with tiny field recordings that imbue it with a live feeling that so much similar work lacks.
"Warm and flowing" pretty much describes Donato Dozzy's career, and the Italian producer thusly turns up with two takes on D'or's "Goldbrokat." The first, a beatless version, focuses its attention on the naked piano and longing synths that provided the underpinning for the original. Like much of Dozzy's output, it scrapes alongside the dangerous coastline of Goudaville, but somehow ends up running aground in Tasteful Town. The reason his ship is steered so expertly? The answer probably lies in the other remix. You can tell that Dozzy's bona fides are very real from his techno version of the tune, an eight-and-a-half minute journey into deep bleeps. He clearly gets his kicks from ambience like the first, but when it comes time to drop the hammer, he's all too happy to bring four beats every measure.
A1 Zellulose Wind (Intro)
B1 Goldbrokat (Donato Dozzy Ambient Rmx)
B2 Goldbrokat (Donato Dozzy Techno Rmx)