Product Type: VINYL LP
Techno has a long legacy of channeling the future through aural exploration. It's always been a time traveling genre with a specific focus on the interface between man and machine - or perhaps the replacement of the former by the latter. These cross-temporal experiments continue on Djedjotronic's LP R.U.R., where cold machines are sequenced by a warm heartbeat, unless of course it's the other way around. There are lots of nods to the great techno-futurist producers of the distant and recent past, from Cybotron to I.F. to The Hacker to sounds of the legendary Thursdays at Pulp in Paris when Ivan Smagghe helmed the decks. In the album's most aggressive, dancefloor-focused moment, Nitzer Ebb's Douglas McCarthy lends vocals for an industrial-arpeggiated monster of a track. Much of the album, however, explores lower BPMs. From the ambient opening of "Dr. Rossum," to the OG electro styling of "H+," to the aptly jacking "Cockring Robot," the album serves as a haunting time-traveling trip temporally and through genres. It rightfully ends with the titular track "R.U.R.," Djedjotronic's own vision of the future. The past's own prophecies of technology usurping humanity are all but coming true, and this album is Djedjotronic's call to arms.