Black Phantom EP
18th January 2012
vinyl & digital
Our Japanese master of the dark arts returns, with his next single following the excellent ‘C2M’ earlier this year. A.Mochi is a maverick in the techno world, pushing harder and darker with his super-defined trademark rolling bass.
The A Side shows Mochi at his most focused, with ‘Black Reigns’. A driving, devilishly monotonous techno pump is interspersed with snappy snare fills as a wave of sound fills the spectrum. Highintensity builds follow as the thunderous moment in peak time techno takes its course.
Mochi takes us into more cerebral zones with ‘Stray’ – snaking percussion leading our minds to a deeper place as his casually deadly bassline works the sub-aural zones.
Finally ‘Phantom’ looks back at A.Mochi’s more twisted past, as a heavily syncopated monster appears amidst the smoke of the dancefloor. Static hiss, crisp metallic rides and lusty energy drive this percussive killer.