The EP, which features three devastating techno cuts, is based on Bicknell’s thoughts on human mind patterns and "a human cycle of suppression, how things can rarely change when in this repetitive cycle, and how difficult it can be to abruptly awaken from this mindset," Steve explains. "The cycle can usually be broken by subtly shifting patterns over time.” Due to this, the tracks on the EP are heady, swirling concoctions that bend the mind as much as they move the body. From the propulsive grooves of "Preset Minds" to the rippling, disorientating synths of "Vein Injection," Bicknell's latest offering is techno of the highest order.
In support of the release, you can stream "Vein Injection" in full via the player below, with the EP available here.
You can find Steve Bicknell's upcoming tour dates below.
May 5 - Korner, Taipei, Taiwan
May 11 - Heart Beat, Saigon, Vietnam
May 12 - Interstella, Singapore
May 19 - Paramount Festival, Kanto, Japan
May 25 - Darkroom, Montreal, Canada
May 26 - Elsewhere, Brooklyn, USA
May 27 - Movement, Detroit, USA
June 2 - Warehouse, Los Angeles, USA
June 8 - Le Diskret, Lyon, France
June 9 - Junction 2, London, UK (as part of LSD)
June 16 - Corsica Studios, London, UK
July 7 - Astropolis Festival, Brest, France (as part of LSD)
August 4 - Dekmantel Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands (as part of LSD)
August 11 - We Can Dance, Zeebrugge-Beach, Belgium (as part of LSD)
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