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 my dad’s photo of some graffiti spotted in Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, and pretty well sums up the spirit of my unhelpful feelings on the techno milieu. Of course, I’m not a Berliner either (NRW reprazent), so...
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