More techno from a self-professed techno-skeptic - will the confusion ever stop???

These are live tracks, recorded in one shot after a lot of preparation. I didn’t record them live at a club on the border of Friedrichshain/Kreuzberg or anything, or for some NTS stream - it was all done sitting at this ultimately kinda awful white desk I used to have, which now belongs to James Lake (maybe he threw it away, though).

It’s always funny how big a deal gets made out of “liveness” in electronic music. I don’t really feel like getting into the whole thing with that here, but in general I don’t think it really matters. I’m only mentioning that this is a live album because, you know...it is. I have no interest in waxing poetic about the superiority of “liveness” over studio work, nor do I wish to champion the perfection of studio-made albums over the sloppiness of live music. It just is whatever it is, and that’s fine, or it isn’t. Who cares.

I was listening to the first Monolake album a lot around this time, along with the Ancient Methods eps, which are really fucking good. The elephant in the room is, of course, the criminally undervalued work of Torsten Pröfrock - to answer the unasked question, yeah, this might well be my bid at a making a new T++ album. Sue me.

The cover image is of some grafitti spotted in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, and pretty well sums up the spirit of “me talking about techno”. Of course, I’m not a Berliner either (NRW für immer), so...
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