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"Misc. have come home from their stay in the Sinus Hotel, and you might say they've returned with a vengeance: the Sabotage EP marks the Cologne duo's 13th release for their longtime home, and it's every bit as intense as the occasion calls for. But don't be afraid: Misc. have backed off the brutalism on this one, continuing to explore precision-engineered sound design while locking into what might just be the most infectious tracks of their career. Kicking it all off is 'Sabotage,' with clattering percussion that sounds like hail on a corrugated tin roof, and an eerie, chromatic chord progression that falls like a summer rain on the day after the Apocalypse. Animated by echoes of acid house, the track positively screams 'Rave strikes back!' 'Schichtdienst' eases off the throttle to settle into a low-slung groove. Sonar pings map a position squarely at the center of European minimal-techno traditions, while a generous sense of swing keeps the invitation to dance wide open. 'Parfumdisco' is at once one of Misc.'s subtlest tracks yet, and also one of their most immediate. Expect to be hearing a lot of this one in strobe-lit main rooms and darkened basements. If the makers of bungee cords ever hear this song, they may well ask for their elastic back: its bass line is the rubberiest thing you'll hear all year."