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ARTIST
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Dettmann II
FORMAT
2LP

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OSTGUT 014LP OSTGUT 014LP
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RELEASE DATE
9/17/2013

2015 repress; Double LP version. A sequel in a true sense, the album marks a return to the spirit of the first album, but things feel less tense this time around. Dettmann brings his recent experimental outlook and applies it to the album template, creating a record that lives and breathes with a naturalism rare for a techno album. Expertly paced, Dettmann II impresses especially with its carefully rising narrative. On first glance, as the album barrels into action with the particulate grit of "Throb" and "Ductil," Dettmann is in fine style. But to the careful listener, these tracks feel lightweight, like they're built from aluminum instead of steel. Each tune's central theme is a bit more out-there than usual, from the sheet-metal racket of "Lightworks" to the house-hinting chorus of "Soar," which is every bit as majestic as its title implies. He offers up some top-notch ambient material as well, like the trippy "Shiver," or the ominous "Outback," which features contributions from Levon Vincent.