Maceo Plex Returns with a Transcendent Techno Record on Ellum
Maceo's latest just hit the racks at Kompakt and we can't get past this record. Boldly titled 'Tesseract' this analog interpretation of techno is scientific in nature but spiritual in delivery. Dubbed by the label as 'urban soundscape and slow-burning, post-industrial drama', this release is sci-fi meeting underground art in the best possible way. Once again proving his spot well ahead of the curve, this Miami producer never fails to impress.
Returning to his own Ellum label, the Tesseract 12" comes just ahead of Maceo's ambient-esque album on Lone Romantic. Greeted with a romantic reminiscence of a lighter time, stark reality is quickly introduced by way of ominous strung leads and flat yet punctual percussion line. This A-side which names the EP is a foreboding take on future techno. Tapping Swayzak for the backside, the two deliver a tech-heavy cut of cymbal-laden industrial techno. Finishes with a warm build to complete it's duties as secondary.
Overall the Tesseract earns the description of tough swing for swing. Unafraid to cross the boundaries of festival-ready foundations, Maceo's unapologetic take on underground house is a force to be reconded within Ellum and beyond. If you like this and find yourself wanting more, check the digital copy of his album Solar available now.