KWARTZ - Reinforced Control (incl. Monrella mix)
Format: 140 gram vinyl 12"
Cat: TRM 003
Release Date: 1st March 2021
Madrid-based imprint Trauma Collective are back with a vengeance. Their third dispatch comes from Pole Group associate and Order & Devotion main man Mario Campos aka Kwartz. The Reinforced Control EP sees their hometown partner-in-crime deliver more of his typically austere expressions in cerebral techno. Features the brutalist tones of war techno epic "The Nature Of Our Anger" awash in a mesmerising swirl of steely textures and visceral kicks, antagonising you with its erratic tempo shifts. The title track is a cyclical and linear DJ tool, properly geared for those heads-down moments under the strobe light, imposing a powerful groove on you in streamlined fashion. Next up, British legend Mick Harris, who inaugurated the label under his Monrella alias not long ago, returns here for a pounding rework of the track - venturing into greyscale industrial zones. Taking you deeper into amorphous Sunday morning vibes, the Berlin-based producer goes out all guns blazing on the dark patterns and mentalist tunnel vision of "Beneath The Surface".