Released: Feb 2012
Label: Imbalance Computer Music
Inspired by a set of sinister, fragmentary texts about scientists, poisonous frogs and an expedition gone horribly wrong, Monolake's eighth album is a thrilling foray into techno at its most bleakly expressive. Elements of dubstep, industrial and techstep enliven the coiled grooves, and the sound design is unparalleled, with pinprick tones ringing out against cavernous reverb and seismic rumble. Listen loud, and with the lights off.