By: Sebastian Halle / David Freytes
Trained engineer Patrick Siech has managed to become a definition of Swedish Techno. Since the breakthrough of PC in 1997, Siech never stopped educating himself, not only about analog machines, but also various music software. That knowledge is the foundation of the quality of production in his latest releases on labels such as Drumcode, Truesoul or Parabel. Over the years, Siech’s style of releases has changed. Whereas the older releases used to have more tech-house elements, his recent productions are far deeper and more hypnotic, such as his latest release «Eter«on Stockholm’s hottest techno label, Parabel.
The 7th release on Parabel contains four industrial Techno stompers. The A1 is called “Tessellation.” Its highlight is the noisy Synth that keeps repeating in combination with the dreamy background, pulling the listener into the world of Patrick Siech. The second track on the A-side is a secret weapon that surprises the listener with its simplicity. Nevertheless, one gets lost easily in its hypnotic sounds. On the first track of the B-side, Patrick makes use of acid-like sounds, giving the whole track a trippy vibe. The B2 track, called “Svävarterminalen,” reveals various ambient pad sounds in order to create a deep and overwhelming atmosphere. The track reveals a journey through different layers of meditative sounds. While the first three tracks are more dancefloor oriented, the B2 side is better suited to an after-hour atmosphere. It rounds off the whole EP on a very spherical level.
In this EP, hypnotic and industrial electronic sounds draw the listener into an exceptional style of Swedish Techno. Once again, Patrick Siech proves why he is currently one of Sweden’s most successful Techno artists. The release of «Eter,» set to be the 14th of February, is surely something not to be missed.
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