Exzakt re-examined and corrected by the crème of present time electro producers, this is what Monotone U.S.A sixth production offers us today. By waiting for their next EP to be published soon on Larry McCormick's label, Jimi The Genius and Ash Rock from Hydraulix (Kuad Recordings, Touchin' Bass) revisit on A side "Clarity" (taken from BFP 01) in an impossible to miss Miami Bass register. If the U.S artists have kept the original string of the cut, industrial sonorities and robotic beats have been added to transform it into a complete electrocore result. Working on his album for Drivecom, Spanish Boris Divider (Satamile, Dona-Li) turns "Dark Mind" (Monotone 04) into a minimal jewel punctuated by some tearing vintage synthesiser melodies a la Blade Runner. Superb. Recently celebrated world wide thanks to his remarkable version of "Robot Movement" on Battle Trax 11, U.K Simon Brown aka The Dexorcist (SMB, Control Tower) delivers a dark but yet impressive surboosted remix of "Transfusion" (Frajile 04). At last, discrete members of Florida based band Alpha 606 Rey Rubio and Armando Martinez (Dopamine Records, Touchin' Bass) sign on "Sleeping With The Enemy" (Nuff Nuff Music 01) a wonderful bleepy cover, close to the Soul Oddity sound. A vital output combining eclectism, talent and creativity!
Nexus 6, 16/08/2006