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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Mike Dehnert :: Framework

Mike Dehnert  ::  Framework

Framework is an enviable dance music album, a remarkably fluid string of unforgiving techno tracks with rare but natural drops into mellower territory. But solid usually doesn’t equal earth-shaking — a summary rather than a push forward. It’s a pleasure to listen to, and chock full of potential jams for like-minded DJs, but no matter how well you work within in a template, you’re still bound to the rules of that template. Maybe that’s why it’s called Framework after all.

Fachwerk, the label Berliner Mike Dehnert runs in association with Sacha Rydell and Roman Lindau, can usually be relied upon for smart techno perfectly contoured for maximum aerodynamics. Dehnert’s first physical album after a series of digital-only packages delivers that solid Fachwerk sound in spades, a well-formed whole that refracts the diverse influences etched into Dehnert’s otherwise opaque techno prism into brilliant streams of multicolor light. The funny thing is, Framework isn’t a Fachwerk album, despite its title being an English translation of that label’s name: Dehnert’s debut album arrives on Dutch label Delsin