Claustro-euphoric techno from New Zealand (now Melbourne-based) Mark Wundercastle with 7 erudite and extremely heavy tracks tinged by early 00s futurist vibes. Tech paranoia dissolves and inverts techno’s dark bias into an uplifting and very deep journey of retroactive, pure reality.
Influenced by second wave Detroit techno and also gunked with residual traces of New Zealand’s club scene and "Herbal Highs" vibes that creep out of darkly nostalgic but synth-melody-heavy realms. Major cyber cafe marathon vibes come off this digital test, also jacked on late night endless scrolling YouTube trawls.
A post-dated industrial sheen is smeared with a murkier interest in surveillance, NSA/social networking-era dread as well as bygone sensations of gaming-marathons and cybercafes as much as clubs.
“Cell” is an endurance test positively lifting you up; no facades.
I often get Mercury in Retrograde stuck in my head as a foggy theme of liminal spaces and dreamy headspace but Bed of Nails feels like analog skronk is about to drip straight through the walls into the basement Carl Fisk