Starting out in 2001 to tie up some loose ends from our regulars, SPEICHER has since become a guarantee for vanguard dance sounds from all over the planet, allowing KOMPAKT to invite and support electronic artists that comfortably inhabit both the delicate and the more deliberate ends of the electronic music spectrum. For SPEICHER 77, French producer extraordinaire SEBASTIEN BOUCHET returns to the fold with THESAURUS and BROKEN HEART, two new tracks that readily underscore his reputation as master of Rorschach techno.
Following 2010's exceptional FALLEN ANGEL (KOMPAKT 218), SEBASTIEN BOUCHET's sound cosm shows no signs of compliancy - it's still the same undercurrent of deranged minimalism running alongside a perfectly executed club framework and counterbalancing the occasional epic outburst. A first perfunctory needle drop on opener THESAURUS won't necessarily reveal its emotional intricacy, however, as a decidedly deviant lead synth drills its way into the listener's bowels and levels any dance floor subjected to its hallucinatory methodology. This music knows no mercy: whoever blinks first, loses.
On the flipside, the dizzying intensity of THESAURUS is replaced by the sweet melancholy of BROKEN HEART, a powerful techno ballad that doesn't need vocals to tell its tale of struggle and redemption. A deceptively simple, yet towering melody takes centre stage here, cutting through the smoke and mirrors of your average night out like a knife through butter. Together, these tracks yield a perfect flip-flop image for both veteran and novice crowds, delving deeply into the most leftfield of frequencies while creating emotive momentum for those in need of solace and community spirit.