Pfirter is back with the third release on his new MindTrip imprint, aided by Jonas Kopp, Dimi Angelis & Jeroen Search, and Developer! Spread across 4 tracks, this diverse EP will strike a chord with fanatics of modular synthesis and old school techno.
Pfirter’s own ‘Ahora’ may be the most intense track released on the label so far. A nice combination of solid ‘marching-style’ drums and staccato raves stabs lays down the basis for peak-time destruction. When the time comes to crank it up to 11, this would be a great place to start.
Developer makes a guest appearance by remixing the title track of the last EP, ‘The Fall of the Empire is Imminent.’ If empire does indeed crumble, it wouldn’t be hard to imagine this dystopian-tinged remix making for the perfect soundtrack.
Jonas Kopp’s take of Ahora forgoes the big-room and gloomy antics of the A side for something more cerebral and slightly more psychedelic. The result is an 8-minute trip that takes you to the abyss while retaining the trademark Jonas Kopp sound. This is essential for the twilight hours. Dimi Angelis and Jeroen Search close out the EP with a jam that lies somewhere in between old school and sci-fi tinged techno that dominated in the `90s. Gone are the breakdowns and the excess frills of the 21 st century. This is pure machine funk for the die hard purists.
This is MindTrip!