Berghain residents Ben Klock and Marcel Dettmann pair up for Ostgut Ton’s 100th 12″ release with a seven-track double EP, entitled “Phantom Studies” to be released January 27th.
Their first collaboration in over 10 years, since (2007) Scenario, and their first joined releases (2006) Dawning, that launched the Berlin based record label OstGut Ton, the long time residents of Berghain and all round techno titans, both draw on an abundance of diversity creating sounds blazing throughout on this extended, 40-minute 2×12″ EP.
Both responsible for some of techno’s true classics, Marcel Dettmann and Ben Klock, once again raise the bar both for techno and Ostgut Ton. “The Room” is likely the darkest piece, menacing with Marcel Dettmann on vocals; “Prophet Man” is a pulsing Dub Techno piece with a spoken-word sermon by Ben Klock, “The World Tonight” highlights shimmering, frisky synth melodies, then we have a succession of club tools “No One Around” relentlessly pounding, “Bad Boy” multifaceted hi-hat patterns and swirling synth progressions; “The Tenant” closes out this release with distorted, Acid textures, topped with vocal samples completed by a Good night!
Visionary and timeless techno from two of techno’s biggest names.
A1. Phantom Studies
B1. No One Around
B2. The Room
C1. Prophet Man
C2. Bad Boy
D1. The World Tonight
D2. The Tenant