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#16 Sandwell District - Feed Forward
Over its nine tracks, Feed Forward operates at two speeds. It switches gears more than once between sections of ambient drift and powerful propulsion, lending a dichotomous harmony to the listening experience. The inexorable forward trajectories of so many of these tracks end in places of nebulous calm, where synths as beautiful as any I've heard on a techno album ripple outwards towards the dark rim of space.
Feed Forward (also, was an album ever more appropriately named than this?) is not the sort of album that will ever appeal broadly. The high and uncompromising style that I've already mentioned is not going to endear itself to a wide audience. It is machine-music, an end point of the future-utopia mindset associated with Detroit techno and, latterly, the Berghain nightclub in Berlin. However, if you step up to it with an understanding and acceptance of what it is (an exhilarating functional conduit to sensory places where the ego means little), you might well be astonished by the depth it contains.
MP3: Sandwell District-Speed + Sound (Endless)