UFO95 debut EP on Tresor ‘Backward Improvement’ sits perfectly in the spectrum of techno found in the Tresor chronology.
The title itself makes an abstract reference to the influence of the classics of the genre, inspiring him to take a distinct less-is-more approach to production for this collection of stripped-down yet unrelenting techno chiselled from the live set which has fixed UFO95 as one of the next holdfasts for the future of the scene.
Perhaps it is the fact that UFO95 only performs live that led to such crisp and focussed studio productions.; each of the tracks showcases the artist’s burgeoning talent for creating the essential foundations of techno; perfect, looping, instinctual grooves that are counterbalanced by an apprehensive tension from off-key tones.
‘Backward Improvement’ marks the addition of a new name to the list of techno’s best producers and proves that while the genre may now be in its 40th year there are yet sonic explorations to be made and variations that are worth unearthing.