Andrew Duke, Sprung

Mark Richardson

By Mark Richardson

on 04.22.11 in Reviews
Relentlessly focused and unapologetically repetitive glitch techno.

While most glitch artists make drifting music for home listening, Andrew Duke, like Thomas Brinkmann of Germany, excels at arranging glitches into pumping techno. Some tracks sound built from a locked run-off groove of a vinyl LP sprinkled liberally with sand ("Felt NH") while others conjure images of an over-juiced and unbalanced machine furiously shaking loose its bolts ("Crablike"). Relentlessly focused and unapologetically repetitive, Sprung invites physical movement as it lulls the listener into a trance.