Planetary Assault Systems ‘Future Modular’

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Title: Future Modular
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When a chap with a reputation like Luke ‘Proper Techno’ Slater puts out a track under his Planetary Assault Systems moniker entitled Future Modular you can bet your bottom schilling it’s going to be some tough, acid-influenced, floor-filling sci-fi business. Add the word atmospheric to that and we might as well finish the review here.

One of the scene’s unarguable dons, the British production and DJ stalwart takes no prisoner with the work showcased here, the titular being a 303-inspired (if not built) journey into space that’s arguably the least serious of what’s presented. Indeed, it could fit into a DJ set side by side with a multitude of styles from hammering industrialism to Finger Lickin’ breaks, as could the Subtracted Mix, which closes this outing . In contrast both Riot In Silo 12, a knife-edge outing full of dubby hooks and tense refrains in the vein of Robert Hood, and Serc, a rolling, hypnotic offering that gives the illusion of a constant build, are more aimed at purists, who should be more than happy with what’s here. Predictably then, Slater again proves himself to be techno royalty worthy of his enviable longevity.