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Boissche Untiefen


This is the debut full-length release by Marek Bois. Niklas Worgt is a man of multiple identities. Most commonly known as Dapayk, he has been releasing techno under the moniker Marek Bois since 2006, and it is under this guise that he presents to us the irrepressible Boissche Untiefen. Released (with differing track lists) on double CD, double vinyl and also two 12"s, this is a comprehensive package to follow up on 2007's critically-acclaimed Black Beauty -- a culmination of Niklas' works as one half of Dapayk & Padberg. The title is a translator's nightmare, with "untiefen" paradoxically meaning both "deep" and "shallow," depending on the context. Irrespective of the name it falls under, one thing synonymous with Niklas is a propensity to introduce rich and unusual sounds to his productions, which is nowhere more apparent than on this latest album. Revisiting his technoid roots of the mid-'90s, Niklas used more analog equipment than usual, and resisted the urge to polish tracks in the mix. Boissche Untiefen is a hi-end techno gem, a breathing organic progression through ten tracks that swell with innovation. "Memento Moments" struts with blocks of bassy percussion, rained upon by corrosive, shrill synth melodies after a ghostly vocal introduction. "Dapss" swarms with dissonant tone, subtly developing with bubbling beats, and "Snareway To Hell" bounces into a feverish, snare-led track, characterized by a buzzing synth chorus. "Roth" mesmerizes with timbered percussion, "Now" punches with distorted rhythm, sliced vocal samples and a distinctive descending bass melody and "Roldgold" is an infectious mix of chopping groove, subtly growing hooks and heavy metallic stabs of synth. "Lander" features deep, clanging percussion, warm pads and an eerie melodic key loop and "Tlaa" calls upon a kaleidoscopic army of sounds, from warm synth passages to creeping bass pulses. The CD version comes with two bonus tracks and CD2 is a Marek Bois live recording: besides the new album material, it contains some tracks from his previous releases. This is a distinctly special album of ultra-modern techno, boiling over with fresh ideas.