Review: Norman Nodge – MDR05

Label: Marcel Dettmann Records / MDR

Catalog#: MDR05


A1: Attitudes

A2: Maniac

B1: ManMade

B2: Rush


Low key raw techno – that’s really all you need to say, but this release is really something special.

MDR04 consisted of dark and experimental techno, starting off with an intro and slowly transforming into a more stepping groove. Norman Nodge has put things back to the 01-03 releases with these raw techno cuts.

‘Attitudes’ on the A1 has a straight groove with a subtle approach, keeping things at a slow atmospheric and haunting state. Norman has taken things to an entierly different level with this one. Continuing onto ‘Maniac’, things are getting a higher tempo with a more direct approach. Extremely raw melody that’s fused into a reduced beat, with only core essentials left, sparse reverbs and echoes makes this the most reduced track on the release.

On the flip, ‘ManMade’ starts off with a earlier Shed-alike groove that has a tomtom-bassline and the familiar drenched snare, that fits perfectly with the hard hitting groove. This one feels the most as Norman’s previous work – great raw beats and good attitude.

‘Rush’ is the most experimental track, with haunting samples on a minimalist Robert Hood-alike beat, the later introduced bleeps makes track extremely interesting.

A few ‘pre-sale’ twelves are out on Hard Wax, so be very fast, don’t wait. Buy here.

1 Response to “Review: Norman Nodge – MDR05”

  1. 1 teleost December 26, 2008 at 01:23

    Waiting to hear ‘Manmade’ played out…

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