Best Available Technology - Neon Razor Chain
Superb scuffed techno experiments from Portland.
Firm favourite of ours, ‘Best Available Technology’ follows up on his excellent ‘Gallery Tape’ cassette release with a five-tracker on the solid Left Blank Label.
the BAT aesthetic is a lo-fi one, lots of drum machines and synths hard at work crafting dense, fuzzy techno rhythms for proper heads. The lead and title track, ‘Neon Razor Chain’ is a killer clash of shoegaze buzz and Minipops drum beats, deliciously lo-fi.
The second track, ‘Strobic’ is a head twisting number, pitching and yawing around a loopy kick pattern, proper zoners. The B side is holds 3 sub aquatic beat experiments, immediately calling to mind the earlier work he did for Opal Tapes.
It’s a real treat to see this underrated producer on another vinyl outing - top quality.
Neon Razor Chain