Detroit Underground is proud to present 4 TACTICS by Berlin-based producer Litwinenko.
Litwinenko comes flying over the boards with his first solo EP for
This release, as always, “from the ruins of the
birthplace of techno”, represents the first solo artist EP for the
Detroit based avant-garde electronic label. It’s also the second
offering from Mr. Litwinenko — aka Preed– under his current moniker;
his previous releases can be found on
indie-electronic label Kitty-Yo.
Trading one type of black disc for another, the former ice hockey
player cum techno producer pays homage to his previous life giving us
three periods plus overtime with this outstandingly diverse EP.
Entitled “Four Tactics” each track title references an aspect of the
game from procedural rules to major and minor penalties. Through a
combination of influences from Acid
(One-Timer) to Minimal Techno (Tripping, Roughing, Holding) backed up
by his signature IDM-Electro sound (Faceoff, Special Dump’n'Chase),
Litwinenko shows us he is just as smooth on wax as he was on the ice.
The album also includes eight locked grooves, four at the end of each
side, making this DU release not only a pleasure for home listening but
also a potent DJ tool as well.
Detroit Underground has certainly shot and scored with this EP.
Litwinenko decamped to Detroit Underground and continues to belt out thoroughly mangled electroid oddities that sit very neatly alongside the work of kindred spirits like Richard Devine and Jimmy Edgar. The Highlight here is probably 'Tripping, Roughing, Holding" which features some especially fancy editing without ever resulting in formless silliness. Nice.
available on 12" here: