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Last in:10.04.2024
Configuration:12" Excl
UFO95 - A1 Cogitor 06:27
UFO95 - A2 Sexual Tension 06:05
UFO95 - B1 Fragment 04:17
UFO95 - B2 Solar 05:11
UFO95 - B3 Gargk 04:30
UFO95 - DX Wallon (Digital Bonus) 05:49
Territories: World excl. UK

FORMAT 12" vinyl, generic sleeve, dl card

1. / A1 Cogitor 06:27
2. / A2 Sexual Tension 06:05
3. / B1 Fragment 04:17
4. / B2 Solar 05:11
5. / B3 Gargk 04:30
4. / DX Wallon (Digital Bonus) 05:49

Writing about techno is quite difficult without falling into cliché: there are only so many ways that you can say
something about a music whose core elements are forged on deliberate repetition; where real talent is attributed
to those who can find the perfect groove where nothing needs added or subtracted to hold the listener’s attention for upwards of five minutes.
Such tracks are the hallmark of Tresor’s catalogue, and this joy in repetition can be found in works from Detroit,
Berlin, Birmingham, Edinburgh, and more. And it is through this lens that Parisian artist, UFO95, focuses his
output, resulting in Backward Improvement, an EP that sits perfectly in the spectrum of techno found in the
Tresor chronology.
The title itself makes an abstract reference to the influence of the classics of the genre, inspiring him to take a
distinct less-is-more approach to production for this collection of stripped-down yet unrelenting techno chiselled
from the live set which has fixed UFO95 as one of the next holdfasts for the future of the scene.
Perhaps it is the fact the UFO95 only performs live that had led to such crisp and focussed studio productions.;
each of the tracks showcase the artist’s burgeoning talent for creating the essential foundations of techno;
perfect, looping, instinctual grooves that are counterbalanced by an apprehensive tension from off-key tones.
Backward Improvement marks the addition of a new name in the list of techno’s best producers and proves that
while the genre may now be in its 40th year there are yet sonic explorations to be made and variations that are
worth unearthing. More