Mills And Factories

Mr A.N. mentioned Jeff Mills in response to the Plastikman post from earlier this week, specifically the soundtrack to Metropolis. Then I remembered I have Waveform Transmission Volume 3 lurking on the hard drive. The Waveform Transmission albums were a series from the mid 90s that set the bar for hard techno. Much of Volume 3 is visceral, relentless techno, with those synth melodies and synthetic strings but with juddering snare drums that can loosen filings if listened to at volume. This track is less nosebleed, sleeker, less punishing and rather nice. What Jeff Mills is doing selling those rolls of fabric is anyone’s guess, but it does look like he’s keeping it tidy.