Well-crafted Techno from this respected producer/DJ. Taking off from the usual Detroit influences (Mills, Hood, Craig, May), Walker's records began as banging, dance floor-oriented gear and have gradually opened up and stretched out. Exhibiting shades of leftfield German Techno, his more recent releases (especially 1999s Stabiles) have become more contemplative, trading 4/4 drive for a deeper attention to texture and detail. Dry and minimal, Walker's tracks are reduced to the bare essentials, but still have an undeniable swing. Clean, crisp and succinct.