Figure 73 introduces a new face to the family - Manchester-bread and now Berlin-based Setaoc Mass. After recently launching his own imprint SK_Eleven and putting out several releases that already tread in Figure's lineage of modern, high-precision techno, the label is thrilled to get this promising new artist on board.
The five-tracker shows Setaoc Mass at his most versatile yet and clearly displays the producer's talent for constructing both strong atmosphere as well as sheer dance-floor effectiveness.
Opener Mueh is a beatless brooding tool, endlessly building upon an eery SciFi-suspense. Far less reluctant and quick to up the tempo is Solo (Part One), contrasting fierce machinery against a crystalline melody that comes sprinkling from the stars above.
On the flipside Solo (Part Two) departs from the relentless thud of its predecessor, instead opting for an oldschool electro-pattern but keeping things far out in the orbit with absorbing emotive strings. Muffled Planet Earth only trickles through the lunar mist before the bellowing horns of Numb ferociously close out the EP.
With a statement this cohesive yet well rounded, Setaoc Mass ups his game considerably and proves himself a perfect addition to the international Figure stable.