Raphael Dincsoy & Robin Hirte // Do You Need Help? [Bulletdodge]
I emerged from my house this afternoon, ready for a sunny jaunt down town for some nummies, clad in some breezy 3/4 length trousers and some shades. Approximately five minutes into this journey, the entire rain allocation for 2013 was delivered early and directly above my head, prompting a 20 minute hiatus underneath a bus shelter in an ever decreasing “safe zone”. Having spent a good portion of the last two weeks sifting through the recent summery house submissions to SHA, this little collection technoid numbers from Bulletdodge was pretty much the aural equivalent of that experience, cutting through the cheerful bouncing without so much as a “by your leave?”.
Starting from the top, Ketambourine is a fourteen minute endurance test of rumbling techno and a constant dirge of feedback. Part of me hears some good fundamental structure, yet another part hankers for more dynamism within the lengthy stretch. In an attempt to cut straight to the meat, Dave Stokh lops the duration of the track in half, but there is still this nagging sensation that something is being held back from you indefinitely, resulting in frustration rather than the pleasure and pain of the tease.
Totally standing out in the package, Where Is My Body? is a wonderful demented wobble. Low burbles and subtle percussion remind me of the sort of sound Lucy is adept at unleashing in his more hypnotic moments. This is all before the squadron of de Havilland Mosquito‘s arrive to completely detach your consciousness from reality. Outstanding Techno material. David Tarrida has the formidable task of following this up and delivers a solid big room interpretation; punchy beats, effects and ride cymbals that decay up and down the scales amidst white noise wind rushes. I know where I am pledging my allegiances on this one.
Release Date: Out Now