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2005 release. Montreal-based Luci serves up beats on the Paléotronique EP, like a ball on a squash court. Local fixtures Guillaume Coutu Dumont (Egg) and David Fafard (Nanalog) have managed to take the intensity of their game and fuse themselves into these three tracks. The results are blistering, mixing in barrel-thumping tech-house, ornate samples, and noirish sensibilities to come up with one neck-snapping floorburner. "Mullet Is In Da House" sounds like an over-excited robot learning to play a drum kit. "Dangeresque" trades eccentric energy for coy playfulness, and "Blastocyste" is dirty, unflinching, and ready to blow a hole in any mix ready to take it on. Luci is yet another example of why techno will always have a couch to sleep on in Montreal.