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Various Artists Tempo Technik Teamwork

Staubgold's techno aesthetic has never been flashy, preferring the elegant, spare glint of restraint over overbearing bling. In Tempo Technik Teamwork, the tracks stand like individual pearls, smooth with a brittle elegance. "Help Yourself" radiates a slowly plinking serenity, while Ras Donovan's voice floats over Mapstation's lilting dub, touching down to the beat ever so briefly before rising up again, like a grave balloon dance. Faust and Dälek's noir hip-hop is blown through with a surprising lightness that leads nicely into Ekkehard Ehlers and John Frusciant's eerie spaghetti-western chamber shoegaze. And Kammerflimmer Kollektief, featured on both discs, melts its static snowflakes on your tongue.

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