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Is Your Mother Home? (EP)

Is Your Mother Home? by Ectomorph
Released: Apr 2012
Label: Interdimensional Transmissions
Brendan M. Gillen's Interdimensional Transmissions label brought us some of the defining records of electro's late-'90s revival, but this EP with Detroit's Derek Plaslaiko taps a very different kind of vibe, with gravelly, torpid beats in place of sprightly laser zaps. As with i-F's "Space Invaders Are Smoking Grass," there's a dark sense of humor at work, as a gas-station Lothario growls pitched-down come-ons (in between dissing Girl Talk and bigging up Drexciya). Skeletal dub remixes and paranoid analog fugues round out this creepily compelling slab of weirdo techno.
Philip Sherburne