Frank Bretschneider Super.Trigger

Frank Bretschneider Super.Trigger
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Other than a sidelong reactivation of his Komet alias for Shitkatapult in 2011, the Raster-Noton co-founder had lately been breaking waves in the more experimental side of electronics. With Super.Trigger, Bretschneider resumes the thread of 2007's Rhythm for an album that pits his label's trademark precise and polished structures against dance floor accessibility. Unlike brother-in-arms Carsten Nicolai (Alva Noto), Bretschneider's tracks often find a slight shuffle note in their delivery, a groove pulse that humanizes the architecture. Super.Trigger, as with most of his work, stays ahead of the curve, insinuating an ever-nearing, but never quite reachable, future. Though on certain tracks, with oddly retro, twinkling public announcement tones ("Pink.Thrill" and "Black.Out"), there's a slight '70s sci-fi feel, like yesterday's world of the future dropped into today's ear buds. It's a very satisfying exercise in minimalism and tension that still delivers a little jolt to the hips while zapping the brain. (Raster-Noton)