To say Michael Klein has been on a roll as of late would be a gross understatement. Klein has been pushing his unique and undeniably infectious sound to the masses as a DJ and producer all while running his own BLK DRP imprint, his platform for releasing only his originals. With huge releases and remixes on Second State, Octopus and most recently Dense & Pika's highly lauded Kneaded Pains label, Michael Klein is fully en route on his trajectory to solidifying himself among the industry's elite. Thus, Second State is honored to be the platform for him to present his debut album Snapshot. Over the course of eleven tracks, Klein flexes his proverbial muscles showcasing his prowess for top notch productions that reveal a mastermind of modern techno. From the very start, Klein exhibits a maturity most take decades to achieve. On "Boot Sequence", the album commences with a euphoric, broken-beat excursion into the vast spaces of sonic wonder, setting the stage for the array of dance floor destruction to come. "Flashes In Your Eyes" takes the baton and dives into full-fledged elation with a growing acid line taking the lead. Following suit, yet adding more drums, "Dismantled Structure" delivers a high-octane ride before "Them Psychos", where Klein's trademark grooves take center stage. Snapshot builds slowly, adding one more element or variation to continue the climatic ascension when "Dirty Daddy" steps into focus relying on crisp, reeling percussion and a sinister low-end rumble. Eloquently taking a turn mid-album, "Drink Those" dives into dreamy territories where melody steps front and center before "100" veers into an ominous lead and hypnotic percussives. However, Klein has saved the peak-time antics for a bit later on "Wall Licker", before the reverb-heavy "Glitter Bath" takes over with an incredible groove where the drums do all the work. Klein then takes it back to where it all began with the ethereal setting of malevolent aural display of broken rhythms and deep-space sonics on "So Far To Go". Closing the album, "Dissolving" leaves his mark with subtle yet powerful washes of aural shimmers and an embrace of plush emotions. With an absolutely timeless aesthetic, Klein has delivered a monumental effort with Snapshot; there is no doubt in his intention, to create immortal orchestras of electronic artifacts. Dive in and experience Snapshot; you won't be sorry.