Exium prove again why they are one of hard techno’s most acclaimed acts. The title track is an adroit combination of styles, with a pulsing bass suggesting a youth spent listening to EBM and industrial and a similar stretch of time immersed in streamlined minimal techno. The Spanish duo manage to seamlessly facilitate this cross-pollination by deploying hissing percussion and a grimy bass. On “Recycler” they also succeed in executing a seamless blend of disparate elements with grainy beats and a raw, analogue bass supporting chiming chords, while “Ripper” is also based on an unusual interplay – this time gurgling acid gets cosy with dreamy pads.