Finding The New Matter


Record label
Mental Disorder
Catalog Number
Release Date
October 24th 2011


A1The Beginning1:40
A2Strange Beings4:51
A3Thick Matter5:21
B1Follow Me / You Can't Escape7:22
B2Scientific Accidents4:02
C2The guest5:32
D1Angels and demons5:56
D2Cycle complete6:17

Finding The New Matter is Reeko's new album, second in his career after Submitted To Involuntary Treatment, published in 2004 by the British label Inceptive. More than ten 12inches for the best techno labels around, led up to the release of this new and eagerly awaited album by the Spanish producer. His mastery of digital tools and excellent sonic capabilities is made evident by this intricate work, which runs from environmental experiments, through deep and scientific techno, to sounds of an industrial and raw kind: his specialty for years. The album begins with 'The Beginning', a small track that serves as an atmospheric intro in which the digital textures and pads are the main ingredients, starring in one of the few melodic moments on the album. Movement starts with 'Strange Beings'; repetitive synth strings, sine waves and rhythms that start to generate the tension needed in order to enjoy the album. An abstract track with a space flavour, in line with the best standards-bearers of scientific techno. 'Thick Matter' is straight to the point; precision kicks and more aggressive sequences make a track that is hypnotic and tough but tensioned. Just a few elements that suffice to create the required atmosphere. 'Follow Me (you can escape)' is the perfect soundtrack to a futuristic work. Darker, muted drums, subwoofer frequencies and subliminal atmospheres are added to the footage. Rhythmic feeding schedules that grow and add new elements to create this mental piece of hypnotic techno. 'Scientific Accidents' is an atmospheric interlude that conveys a sense of weightlessness, perfect for clearing your ears and prepare for what comes after that, the most combative part of the album. 'Omnicide' resumes phrenetic activity; a cold and sharp track, with obsessive overlapping sequences of metallic taste, sharp hi hats and white noise, with an exemplary programming job that makes the stereo sensation enjoyable as ever. A work of many hours spent in the studio, watch out for details crafted with pinpoint accuracy. 'The Guest' returns to mental and abstract music, where micro strings and drones are the absolute protagonists. Obsessive and mutant. In 'Angels and Demons' the style changes completely, replacing the 4 / 4 rhythms by breaks, including vocal samples and melodic and floaty arrangements. 'Complete Cycle' closes the album. Again, an exercise of scientific techno, with synthesizers playing the main part, less percussion and dreamy atmosphere and arpeggios. An excellent conceptual album, which is digested in one take, like a soundtrack to an apocalyptic future, but with space for light and hope. Top notch techno, personal, risky, and worked to detail.