Monolake: “Alaska”/”Melting”

ml/i, 2006

Alaska/Melting cover

Monolake’s latest 12-inch introduces two of the deepest tracks he’s ever made. On “Alaska,” big, chunky basslines compete over an unrelenting beat. Sweeps of feedback and machine-drum bursts of percussion make this perfect late-night industrial techno. At the end, an old house synth line solos with brutal precision.

“Melting” is even more ominous. It’s a complementary track, with slow-building chords droning under morphing snare stabs, sliding synth ice, and burbling bass. It ends with a virtual rainstorm. This is essential, innovative dance music.

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